Perichondritis--a complication of high ear piercing.

  title={Perichondritis--a complication of high ear piercing.},
  author={Gail M. Stewart and Andrea W. Thorp and Lance A Brown},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  volume={22 12},
Body piercing has become a fashionable trend in western culture. High ear piercing is common among the adolescent population and complications from this procedure although uncommon can be permanently disfiguring. We describe a case of perichondritis after high ear piercing in an adolescent male. A review of the history of body piercing, complications, risk factors, and treatment is presented.