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Benign Ear Growth

Alternate Names : Benign Ear Cyst

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A benign ear growth is any abnormal growth on the ear that does not indicate cancer. It can be caused by many different conditions.

What is going on in the body?

The most common type of benign ear growth is a cyst. A cyst is a closed sac that can be filled with matter. Cysts often form in the space behind the eardrum.

Benign ear tumors are another cause of a benign ear growth. These tumors come from the tissues that form the ear. A benign tumor is not cancer.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?

Some cysts may be due to inherited problems. Problems with the ear drainage tubes, chronic ear infections, or other ear inflammation can also cause cysts to develop. The cause for most benign ear tumors is not known.


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Benign Ear Growth: Symptoms & Signs

Author: Mark Loury, MD
Reviewer: Nicholas J. Rowley, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/06/01

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