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cerumen

[sə′rü·mən]
(physiology)
The waxy secretion of the ceruminous glands of the external ear. Also known as earwax.
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Ceruminous carcinomas are extremely rare and tend to present as a mass or with otalgia.
They separated the tumors into 4 types: (1) ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma, (2) ceruminous adenoma, (3) adenoid cystic carcinoma, and (4) pleomorphic adenoma.
A ceruminous pleomorphic adenoma is identical to a salivary gland pleomorphic adenoma, thus showing chondromyxoid matrix material juxtaposed to, and blended with, epithelium, with the added feature of ceruminous differentiation among the epithelial cells.
Its location and the patient's age rendered the diagnosis of ceruminous adenoma unlikely, and protein expression confirmed that the mass was a NAME tumor.
Table 1 Benign and malignant conditions of the external auditory canal Benign Malignant Cholesteatoma Basal cell carcinoma Eosinophilic granuloma Ceruminous gland tumor Exostosis Melanoma Fibrous dysplasia Metastatic disease Keratosis obturans Soft-tissue sarcoma (children) Neurofibroma Squamous cell carcinoma Osteoma Paraganglioma Stenosis Temporomandibular joint hemiation
First, aural toilet to remove otorrhea and ceruminous and squamous debris improves drug delivery by clearing a path to the middle ear.
The consequences of these factors include a reduction in skin elasticity, atrophy of the ceruminous and sebaceous glands, the loss of protective films and secretions, and a chemical imbalance (i.