Cauliflower ear

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Classification according to ICD-10
M95.1 Cauliflower ear
ICD-10 online (WHO version 2019)
Cauliflower ear by dr vikram yadav.jpg

The cauliflower ear or ring ear is a permanent disfigurement of the outer ear that results from bruises in the auricle ( othematoma ) when the bruise is organized in the connective tissue or the supply of the cartilage tissue with nutrients is prevented and this perishes.

Bruising on the ear is usually painless; Because of the possible long-term effects, one should nevertheless consult a doctor even with small, only palpable hematomas . Small swellings are usually treated with a pressure bandage or puncture , larger swellings require surgery.

Bruises are the result of violence such as blows to the ear or sharp kinking of the auricle. People who practice sports such as judo , wrestling , Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), rugby , wrestling , boxing or mixed martial arts (MMA) are particularly affected .

A cauliflower ear can also develop from polychondritis .

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