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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Johnston
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Seriously?: Not sure why on earth someone would want one. Most cauliflower ears are caused by boxing. Good luck.
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Blunt force trauma: When the ear cartilage gets damaged, there can be bleeding, causing a pocket of blood, that, if not properly treated, after healing, shrivels up and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Trauma un treated: A cauliflower ear is something that happens a long time after an injury in which the ear develops something called a hematoma. When traumatized the ex ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Beat-up ear: Cauliflower ear is a descriptive way to talk about an ear that is be traumatized to the point where it looks like a cauliflower, sometimes permanently ... Read More
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Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Not...: ...A disease, per se, but a post-traumatic deformity caused by hemorrhage between the layers of the external ear. If the blood isn't reabsorbed, it be ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cauliflower ear: A cauliflower ear is a descriptiive name for a ear deformity typically caused by repeated injury in which the thin layer covering the cartilage is pee ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Fix it quickly!: When the injury happens, get seen by and ENT or facial plastic surgeon asap. Prompt intervention will help minimize long term sequelae. Cauliflower ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Very difficult: You'll need an elite plastic surgeon and the outcome is uncertain at best. Like many other fighters, Mr. Couture is proud of his -- I trust you've got ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Difficult: It is possible depending on how much damage has occurred. The ear certainly can be made to look better. You need to find a plastic surgeon or ear nose ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes it is easy to ge: If untreated it can cause permenant disfigurement. It is caused by trauma to the ear lobe and is very common in boxing and wrestling.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Harris
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Appearances, chiefly: "cauliflower ear" refers to overgrowth of cartilage in an ear which has suffered trauma or pressure, often seen in wrestlers and boxers. A blow to the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Cauliflower ear: Seen in people who wrestle, box or do martial arts. It is scarring and hypertropy of the tissue around the outside of the ear. The ear often needs to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sorry...: Once it happens, you can't fix it, unfortunately. It may be a badge of honor among some groups of athletes/fighters but, generally that's among insid ... Read More

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