Benign ear cysts are noncancerous lumps or growths in the ear.Alternative Names
Osteomas; Exostoses; Tumor - ear; Cysts - ear; Ear cysts; Ear tumorsCauses, incidence, and risk factors
Sebaceous cysts are the most common type of cysts seen in the ear. They are bulging, sac-like collections of dead skin cells and oils produced by oil glands in the skin.
They commonly occur:
- Behind the ear
- In the ear canal
- In the earlobe
- On the scalp
The exact cause is unknown, but cysts may occur when oils are...