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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 226-228

Cutaneous angiomyolipoma of the ear: A rare diagnostic challenge

1 Department of Dermatology, Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, Rio de Janeiro State University (HUPE-UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Institute of Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, SOBRAPAR Hospital, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Rafael Denadai
Institute of Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, SOBRAPAR Hospital, Av. Adolpho Lutz, 100, Caixa Postal: 6028, Campinas, São Paulo CEP: 13084-880
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_296_19

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Cutaneous angiomyolipoma is an extremally rare mesenchymal tumor, distinct from its renal counterpart. We describe two patients with cutaneous angiomyolipoma of the earlobe, all of which were clinically misdiagnosed and mistreated as epidermoid cysts, to highlight the need to consider a broad spectrum of differential diagnoses when evaluating any nodular or cystic tumor of the ear. We also provide a comprehensive literature review about this cutaneous entity.

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