Brief Clinical StudiesCapillary Hemangioma of the Tympanic Membrane and External Auditory CanalKim, Seo Bin MD; Lee, Hwan-Ho MD, PhDAuthor Information Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Hwan-Ho Lee, MD, PhD, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Kosin University College of Medicine, 262 Gamcheon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan 49267, Korea; E-mail: email@example.com Received 11 August, 2016 Accepted 2 November, 2016 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p e231-e232 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003437 Buy Metrics Abstract Hemangiomas are very common tumors characterized by large numbers of vessels filled with blood. Capillary hemangioma is the most common type of hemangioma, whereas capillary hemangiomas of the tympanic membrane and external auditory canal are extremely rare vascular tumors. The authors present capillary hemangioma of the tympanic membrane and external auditory canal in a 54-year-old woman with right-sided aural fullness for 3 months. Under local anesthesia, the mass was resected by transcanal microscopic surgery. Histologically, the tumor was composed of thin-walled capillaries with scant stroma and diagnosed as capillary hemangioma. After surgery, her symptoms improved and she did not exhibit any signs of recurrence for 1 year. The authors also review the relevant literature related to this report. © 2017 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.