External ear infection

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Recurrent focal infection involving external ear - posterior surface. Surgically drained once. USG to check for cartilage involvement.

Patient Data

Age: about 40 yrs
Gender: Male

Normal cartilage is represented by a hypoechoic line.

A hypoechoic area is noted involving skin - subcut plane.

A tract is noted extending from the lesion and abutting cartilage.

However, no abnormality is noted in cartilage at this point.


Case Discussion

Surgery - excision of lesion done. The cartilage was normal.

Histo-pathology of excised lesion - changes of chronic inflammation.

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Case information

rID: 28826
Published: 14th Apr 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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