hematoma auris


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Related to hematoma auris: auricular hematoma, Perichondrial hematoma
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

hematoma auris

An effusion of blood, causing a hard swelling between perichondrium and the cartilage of the pinna of the ear. it is common in fighters and wrestlers.
Synonym: othematoma See: cauliflower ear
See also: hematoma