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Auricular ossification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9838729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with extensive bilateral auricular ossification presented with chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis on one side. The condition was otherwise asymptomatic. Ossification was detected on radiological and histological examination. Underlying medical conditions were not found. We believe this developed as a consequence of cold injury. Auricular ossification is an unusual cause of the so-called petrified external ear, in which the subcutaneous tissue is stony hard. It is more commonly caused by dystrophic calcification. Calcification and ossification are clinically identical and histological examination is required to definitively differentiate them.
J M Yeatman; G A Varigos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0004-8380     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-22     Completed Date:  1998-12-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / diagnosis*
Cartilage Diseases / diagnosis
Dermatitis / diagnosis
Ear, External / pathology
Otitis Externa / diagnosis*
Skin / pathology

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