Marcel Mayer1, Katharina Storck1, Alexander Muckenhuber2 and Christian Jacobi1*
1Department of Otolaryngology, Technical University of Munich, Germany 2Insitute of Pathology, Technical University of Munich, GermanyFulltext PDF
Background: Verrucous Carcinoma (VC) is a low-grade squamous cell carcinoma. Histopathology of VC lacks signs of epithelial dysplasia. Delayed diagnosis may lead to more radical and aesthetically unfavorable results. Methods: In this report, we present are rare case of auricular VC, which was repeatedly misdiagnosed. Results: Due to the histological structure of the auricle, only deep biopsies containing both the perichondrial layer and the auricular cartilage allow accurate diagnosis of VC. In tumors with verrucous morphology or recurrent benign lesions of the auricle, VC must be considered. Conclusion: Biopsies containing the perichondrial layer as well as the auricular cartilage are mandatory to diagnose VC.
Verrucous carcinoma; Squamous cell carcinoma; Auricle; Head and neck; Histopathology
Mayer M, Storck K, Muckenhuber A, Jacobi C. The Challenging Diagnosis of Verrucous Carcinoma of the Auricle and Its Reconstruction: A Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1775..