boxer's ear


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cau·li·flow·er ear

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

boxer's ear

See pachyotia.
An external ear—pinna—deformity caused by inadequate treatment— through-and-through stitches—of an otohematoma, with interruption of contact between the perichondrium and the underlying cartilage, resulting in a thickened ear
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