Treatment of chondrodermatitis nodularis with removal of the underlying cartilage alone: retrospective analysis of experience in 37 lesions.

@article{Ru2002TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of chondrodermatitis nodularis with removal of the underlying cartilage alone: retrospective analysis of experience in 37 lesions.},
  author={Jacob Alexander de Ru and Peter J. F. M. Lohuis and Hosny A Saleh and Hade D. Vuyk},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={2002},
  volume={116 9},
  pages={677-81}
}
Most otolaryngologists treat patients with chondrodermatitis nodularis (CDN) by wedge excision. Although the results of this technique are generally good, it can leave the patient with an asymmetric, deformed ear. In the dermatological literature, a relatively straightforward technique has been described for the treatment of CDN by smoothing only the underlying cartilage. This is based on the assumption that CDN is caused by pressure necrosis of protuberant cartilage, and thus is primarily not… CONTINUE READING

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