cerumen

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a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal

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Histopathology of the left ear polyp confirmed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of ceruminous gland origin (figure 3, A and B).
It has been proposed that these tumors arise from the ceruminous glands, which are modified apocrine glands with some eccrine functions.
Ceruminous adenoma accounts for <1% of all external ear tumors, usually affecting middle-aged (mean, 55 years) patients, without gender predilection.
Pathology was thought to be consistent with a ceruminous adenoma.
The accumulated cerumen is made up of a mixture of keratin debris and the secretory products of the ceruminous and sebaceous glands in the external auditory canal.
Common primary neoplasms of the external auditory canal include ceruminous adenoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, ceruminous adenocarcinoma, and pleomorphic adenoma.
The cartilaginous portion contains loosely bound skin with numerous sebaceous and ceruminous glands, while the bony portion has a thin skin that is densely adherent to the underlying periosteum.
The patient should be advised to undergo an annual ear evaluation to detect possible accumulation of ceruminous or epithelial debris.
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare malignant tumor that affects the major and minor salivary glands, the lacrimal glands, the ceruminous glands, and occasionally the excretory glands of the female genital tract.