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thickening and induration of the auricle with distortion of its contours secondary to extravasation of blood deep to the perichondrium.
Synonym(s): boxer's ear
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Aetiology Contact sports—wrestling, boxing-related trauma—in adolescents, or falls in the elderly and children; the natural evolution of haematomas in this site is toward granulation tissue and exuberant fibrosis; primary CE occurs in polychondritis
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