Monday, May 23, 2011
Name the Deformity to Ear
Type of deformity of the outer ear.
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We will also discuss prevention and treatment.
As seen at Interactive Health
This is Cauliflower Ear
Is an Ear complication also called: hematoma auris, traumatic auricular hematoma.
The external portion of the ear suffers an injury, blood clot or other cause for a collection of fluid to occur under the perichondrium.
The cartilage of the ear, separates from the perichondrium causing a fibrious tissues to develop.
This is pictured above - the thickening of the tissues is caused by the fibrious tissue.
The external ear resembles a cauliflower - and so it is named.
Hematoma is the accumulation of blood in a certain area.
3.) Kick boxers or Martial Artists
4.) Rugby players
Can be prevented or limited by Headgear - that protects the ears.
If untreated, can be painful and deformity and even hearing loss.
1.) Antibiotics - when necessary.
2.) Draining - when necessary
3.) Tension or Compression dressing - placed around ears by a medical provider to limit the separation of the cartilage