Damage to Ear – What is it?

Type of deformity of the outer ear.

Take a look and in the comment section – give us your thoughts.

 

Check back later this week for a description.

We will also discuss prevention and treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

This is Cauliflower Ear

Is an Ear complication also called: hematoma auris or 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.

 

Commonly seen:

1.)  Wrestlers

2.)  Fighters

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.

 

Treatment:

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

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  1. jesterjack says:

    It looks to be some swelling – trauma or bee sting. I’ve seen a bee sting that caused the whole ear to swell.

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