CAULIFLOWER EAR (due to unattended bleeding or cyst)

CAULIFLOWER EAR (due to unattended bleeding or cyst)

This picture depicts a cauliflower ear. This is the end result of an unattended or poorly managed cyst or blood clot of the ear.

Our outer ear is made up of cartilage. Cartilage does not contain blood vessels. It takes nutrition from the thin outer membrane called the perichondrium.

When there is a collection of liquid in between the cartilage and the perichondrium, there is a risk of cartilage being deprived of nutrition resulting in cartilage damage. This may lead to a deformed ear.

cyst in the ear

cyst in the ear

This lump is a benign cyst(perichondrial cyst) which need proper drainage.

 Our outer ear is made up of cartilage. Cartilage does not contain blood vessels. It takes nutrition from the thin outer membrane called the perichondrium.

As the lump contains liquid in between the cartilage and the perichondrium, there is a risk of cartilage being deprived of nutrition resulting in cartilage damage. This may lead to a deformed ear.

Bleeding into the ear

Bleeding into the earThis lump is most probably a benign cyst which may need proper drainage. Our outer ear is made up of cartilage. Cartilage does not contain blood vessels. It takes nutrition from the thin outer membrane called the perichondrium.

Hearing method

Hearing method

Pathway of sound waves

The sound waves around us travel along the ear canal and hit the eardrum, making it vibrate.

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