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Cauliflower Ear (Overview)

A complication that results from direct trauma to the anterior auricle and is a common facial injury in wrestler


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Typically how long does cauliflower ear stay in a liquid form?

Typically how long does cauliflower ear stay in a liquid form?

Days to weeks: I have had cauliflower ear many times. If you drain it, it can come back quickly. If you leave it (and don't continue to irritate it), it will absorb, and harden in a few weeks. Draining it, keeping pressure on it, and a little time off, will usually stop it from coming back. ...Read more

Cauliflower Ear (Overview)

A complication that results from direct trauma to the anterior auricle and is a common facial injury in wrestler


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What are the consequences of having cauliflower ear?

What are the consequences of having cauliflower ear?

Ugly Ears: The ear becomes misshapen due to trauma. If you leave it that way....It sticks. See your ENT or facial plastic surgeon asap if you suspect you have cauliflower ear. It can be treated in the office usually. It is much easier to treat in the acute setting then after the fact. ...Read more

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My ear hurts but I'm not sure if it's cauliflower ear. How can I know for sure?

Ear: Many cause including infection and jaw issues. Cauliflower ear occurs after trauma and you would see a deformity of the outer ear. If the pain is bad you need to check it out ...Read more

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I had for the last three months a painful cyst like thing above the back of my earlobe can it cause cauliflower ear? My ear seems fine right now.

I had for the last three months a painful cyst like thing above the back of my earlobe can it cause cauliflower ear? My ear seems fine right now.

Sebaceous cyst: Cysts in the earlobe are often quite tender. They can get infected, then the pain is even worse. They are usually treated with antibiotics when acutely infected. But, when they "calm" down, removal is usually accomplished in the office. This does not cause cauliflower ear. You should see an ENT md to see if it warrants removal at this time ...Read more

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Can cauliflower ear be successfully treated?

Can cauliflower ear be successfully treated?

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 a story as well. ...Read more

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Is getting cauliflower ear bad? Is it easy to get?

Is getting cauliflower ear bad? Is it easy to get?

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. ...Read more

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Why causes a cauliflower ear to form?

Why causes a cauliflower ear to form?

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 external ear can often develop bleeding between the layer of tissue that feeds the cartilage of the ear and the cartilage itself. When this happens the cartilage is deprived of blood and deteriorates leading to a deformity called a. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cauliflower ear?

What sort of disease is cauliflower ear?

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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What do you recommend for cauliflower ear?

What do you recommend for cauliflower ear?

Prevention: Surgical treatment is difficult, it is best to prevent the deformity by avoiding trauma wih protective gear, or by complete evacuation of the ear hematoma if it occurs. ...Read more

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Can cauliflower ear be successfully treated?

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 a story as well. ...Read more

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Can cauliflower ear be repaired back to normal?

Can cauliflower ear be repaired back to normal?

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 and throat surgeon specialized in cosmetic work. ...Read more

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Is getting cauliflower ear bad? Is it easy to get?

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. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having cauliflower ear?

Ugly Ears: The ear becomes misshapen due to trauma. If you leave it that way....It sticks. See your ENT or facial plastic surgeon asap if you suspect you have cauliflower ear. It can be treated in the office usually. It is much easier to treat in the acute setting then after the fact. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cauliflower ear?

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 be drained and sometimes surgically corrected to a degree. ...Read more

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Can hardened cauliflower ear be repaired? Do jocks like to show it off?

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 insiders. ...Read more

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I want cauliflower ear. Don't answer the question if your going to tell me that i don't want it. Please reply by telling me how i can get it on my own?

I want cauliflower ear. Don't answer the question if your going to tell me that i don't want it. Please reply by telling me how i can get it on my own?

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 acquires a cauliflower appearing deformity. Due to the nature of the activity, wrestlers, martial artists , and boxers are most likely to develop this, especially if they do not wear appropriate headgear, and do not seek med. Care after injury. ...Read more

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Can you get cauliflower ear with "no trauma"?

Mimics: There are some rare conditions that can infiltrate the normal skin of ear, giving a similar appearance to cauliflower ear. These include amyloidosis, lipoid proteinosis, leprosy, and sarcoidosis. The way to diagnose these problems would be a skin biopsy by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can ear deformities be a symptom of cauliflower ear?

No: Cauliflower ear is an ear that has become thickened or deformed as a result of repeated blows, typically in boxing. THerefore a cauliflower ear by definition is an acquired ear deformity. But not all ear deformities are cauliflower ears. See facial plastic surgeon for management. ...Read more

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Typically how long does cauliflower ear stay in a liquid form?

Days to weeks: I have had cauliflower ear many times. If you drain it, it can come back quickly. If you leave it (and don't continue to irritate it), it will absorb, and harden in a few weeks. Draining it, keeping pressure on it, and a little time off, will usually stop it from coming back. ...Read more