ACCESSORY EAR

ACCESSORY EAR
Accessory auricles - these look like skin tags and occur adjacent to a normally placed pinna.Sometimes there is cartilage within the tag.This can be removed by surgery. The nerve of muscles of facial expression (7th cranial nerve) is situated closer to the deep attachment of the accessory ear cartilage.If the surgeon does not keep this in mind, this nerve can get damaged during avulsion of the cartilage.