Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2018 Jul;61(7):378-381. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2017.00052.

Two Cases Report of Myxoid Degeneration of the Auricular Cartilage

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea. heokw96@daum.net
  • 2Department of Pathology, Inje University College of Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Myxoid degeneration (MD) in the cartilage results from the accumulation of hyaluronic acid in the stroma. However, it is rarely found in the auricular cartilage, with only one published report to date. This article describes two histologically confirmed cases of MD of the auricle that was excised with favorable aesthetic results. Two men presented with auricular masses, with no history of trauma or tumors in the auricle. Laterally protruding masses were located around the helix and antihelix, which were similar in appearance to the normal auricular cartilage. We made an aesthetic skin incision under local anesthesia, and carved the mass from the normal cartilage for pathological and cosmetic reasons. Both excised masses showed MD of the auricular cartilage. We report these two cases with a review of the literature.

Keyword

Auricle; Ear; Myxoid degeneration; Surgery

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia, Local
Cartilage
Ear
Ear Cartilage*
Humans
Hyaluronic Acid
Male
Skin
Hyaluronic Acid
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