Benign ear cysts are noncancerous lumps or growths in the ear.
Osteomas; Exostoses; Tumor - ear; Cysts - ear; Ear cysts; Ear tumors
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
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 produced in a skin gland faster than they can be released from the gland.
Review Date: 08/03/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.