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Cystic chondromalacia of the auricle treated with dual-plane excision with intracartilaginous dissection

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September 18, 2014
by Giovanni Zoccali, MD; Reza Pajand, MD; Nikolaos Vrentzos, MD; Maurizio Giuliani, MD

Abstract

Cystic chondromalacia of the auricle is an uncommon condition in which a degenerative process occurs within the cartilage. The disorder affects young and middle-aged people. Clinically, it manifests as a painless, fluctuant swelling that frequently relapses despite various therapeutic approaches. In this article we report a typical case of cystic chondromalacia of the auricle that was successfully treated by surgery-specifically, dual-plane dissection-and we briefly review the literature.

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