Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 9, Number 12, December 2018, pages 383-385

Benign Idiopathic Cystic Chondromalacia Of Auricle


Figure 1.
Figure 1. (A) A painless, dome-shaped cystic mass (arrow) in the right auricle. (B) The cystic mass protrudes slightly into the posterior side of auricle.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. (A) Low power examination of the lesion reveals intracartilaginous cavity. (B) On the high power magnification, there is no epithelial lining of the cyst. Instead, inflammatory cells and granulation tissue can be seen lining the cyst (H&E staining).
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Benign idiopathic cystic chondromalacia (A, orange) is an intracartilaginous cystic space in contrast to other auricular conditions such as otohematoma (B, orange) is located between perichondrium (light sky blue) and cartilage (sky blue). Here you would describe each figure and its significance.