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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 adenocarcinoma with extensive parotid, cervical, and distant metastases: case report and review of literature.
Ceruminous carcinomas are extremely rare and tend to present as a mass or with otalgia.
purulent secretions in 4 external ear canals (of which, insipissated pus in 1 external ear canal), ceruminous secretions in 3 external ear canals, ulceration in 3 external ear canals and excessive hair that were grossly invisible in 4 external ear canals.
INTRODUCTION: Ceruminous adenoma is a benign glandular neoplasm of ceruminous glands that arises solely from the external auditory canal.
Ceruminous adenoma accounts for <1% of all external ear tumors, usually affecting middle-aged (mean, 55 years) patients, without gender predilection.
It has been proposed that these tumors arise from the ceruminous glands, which are modified apocrine glands with some eccrine functions.
Pathology was thought to be consistent with a ceruminous adenoma.
Malignant neoplasms of ear canal in dogs and cats are most commonly carcinomas of ceruminous gland and squamous cell and of undetermined origin (Legendre etal, 1981; Withrow et al., 1996).
Histologically the tumor was confirmed as ceruminous gland adenoma.
Common primary neoplasms of the external auditory canal include ceruminous adenoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, ceruminous adenocarcinoma, and pleomorphic adenoma.
Systematically administered glucocorticods may help control the primary cause of inflammation, subsequent swelling or ceruminous gland hyperplasia that may occur with otitis externa (Morris, 2004).