Monday, November 3, 2008

Vegetable

This week focuses on the head, ears, eyes, nose, and mouth exam.

Challenge: What's the diagnosis?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

Vegetable

This is a cauliflower ear (hematoma auris or perichondrial hematoma), often caused by trauma to the external ear, seen in amateur wrestlers, rugby players, and martial artists. Trauma to the ear can separate cartilage from the overlying perichondrium leading to necrosis and fibrosis; it also predisposes to infection.

Source: Wikipedia.