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Tumors of the ear can be benign or malignant. They can occur on the external ear, or in the ear canal, the middle ear or inner ear. Tumors in different areas of the ear behave differently. Thus, it is necessary to describe tumors based on their site of occurrence, as well as their behavior and treatment.

Tumors of the ear are classified either by location or by their behavior (malignant or benign).

By location

    * Tumors of the external ear
    * Tumors of the middle ear

By behavior

    * Benign Tumors
         1. Cholesteatomas
         2. Glomus Tumors
         3. Cholesterol granulomas

    * Malignant Tumors
         1. Basal Cell Tumors
         2. Squamous cell Tumors

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