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Cutaneous lesions of the external ear.

Sand M, Sand D, Brors D, Altmeyer P, Mann B, Bechara FG - Head Face Med (2008)

Bottom Line: Skin diseases on the external aspect of the ear are seen in a variety of medical disciplines.Dermatologists, othorhinolaryngologists, general practitioners, general and plastic surgeons are regularly consulted regarding cutaneous lesions on the ear.This article will focus on those diseases wherefore surgery or laser therapy is considered as a possible treatment option or which are potentially subject to surgical evaluation.

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Affiliation: Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Augusta Kranken Anstalt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. michael.sand@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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Skin diseases on the external aspect of the ear are seen in a variety of medical disciplines. Dermatologists, othorhinolaryngologists, general practitioners, general and plastic surgeons are regularly consulted regarding cutaneous lesions on the ear. This article will focus on those diseases wherefore surgery or laser therapy is considered as a possible treatment option or which are potentially subject to surgical evaluation.

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Polychondritis recidivans. Visible deformity of the ears cartilage, resulting from recurrent chondritis.
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Figure 10: Polychondritis recidivans. Visible deformity of the ears cartilage, resulting from recurrent chondritis.

Mentions: Auricular chondritis and perichondritis is an infection of the auricle. Clinically the ear appears erythematous, tender and a fluctuant swelling is mostly present. Typically an inciting event (piercing, surgery, trauma, wrestling, acupuncture) is followed by an infection resulting from the collection of blood or serum in the subperichondrial space [74]. The most common organisms which have been tested as causative are S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and Proteus species [75]. The subperichondral space must be surgically evacuated and antibiotic therapy consisting of an antipseudomonal aminopenicillin or a flourquinolone for a period of 2–4 weeks, applied [76]. As a result of recurring chondritis persisting deformities of the ears' cartilage can remain (Fig. 10).


Cutaneous lesions of the external ear.

Sand M, Sand D, Brors D, Altmeyer P, Mann B, Bechara FG - Head Face Med (2008)

Polychondritis recidivans. Visible deformity of the ears cartilage, resulting from recurrent chondritis.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 10: Polychondritis recidivans. Visible deformity of the ears cartilage, resulting from recurrent chondritis.
Mentions: Auricular chondritis and perichondritis is an infection of the auricle. Clinically the ear appears erythematous, tender and a fluctuant swelling is mostly present. Typically an inciting event (piercing, surgery, trauma, wrestling, acupuncture) is followed by an infection resulting from the collection of blood or serum in the subperichondrial space [74]. The most common organisms which have been tested as causative are S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and Proteus species [75]. The subperichondral space must be surgically evacuated and antibiotic therapy consisting of an antipseudomonal aminopenicillin or a flourquinolone for a period of 2–4 weeks, applied [76]. As a result of recurring chondritis persisting deformities of the ears' cartilage can remain (Fig. 10).

Bottom Line: Skin diseases on the external aspect of the ear are seen in a variety of medical disciplines.Dermatologists, othorhinolaryngologists, general practitioners, general and plastic surgeons are regularly consulted regarding cutaneous lesions on the ear.This article will focus on those diseases wherefore surgery or laser therapy is considered as a possible treatment option or which are potentially subject to surgical evaluation.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Augusta Kranken Anstalt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. michael.sand@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

ABSTRACT
Skin diseases on the external aspect of the ear are seen in a variety of medical disciplines. Dermatologists, othorhinolaryngologists, general practitioners, general and plastic surgeons are regularly consulted regarding cutaneous lesions on the ear. This article will focus on those diseases wherefore surgery or laser therapy is considered as a possible treatment option or which are potentially subject to surgical evaluation.

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Related in: MedlinePlus