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Hematoma of the Auricle
Auricular hematoma

Auricular hematomas are caused by direct trauma to the pinna.The torn perichondrial vessels bleed between the detached perichondrium and underlying cartilage. Interestingly, the presence of a subperichondrial hematoma has been found to stimulate new and often asymmetric cartilage to form. This deformity, which is often referred to as cauliflower ear or wrestler’s ear, is often considered a badge of honor among wrestlers and rugby players.
Otolaryngology Houston

Bechara Y. Ghorayeb, MD
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