Elastotic nodules of the ears

    Introduction:

    Elastotic nodules of the ears are a rare mentioned pathology that usually is misdiagnosed as chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis because of its similar clinical and macroscopic appearance. Also it can simulate a neoplasm (mainly a basal cell carcinoma) or a focal accumulation of amyloid or monosodium urate (gout)

    Clinical Presentation:

    Usually it appears as a painful papule localized in antihelix but can also affects the helix of the ear. It can be billateral.

    Histological features:

    It is very simple. The epidermis is essentially normal and in the dermis there is a nodular accumulation of elastotic actinic material. There are some telangiectatic vessels beneath the epidermis. The cartilage is normal, without inflammation or necrosis.

    References:

    - Carter VH; Constantine VS; Poole WL: Elastotic nodules of the antihelix. Arch dermatol 1969; 100(3):282-5.

    - Weedon D: Elastotic nodules of the ear. J Cutan Pathol 1981; 8:429-33.

    - Requena L; Aguilar A; Sáncehz Yus E: Elastotic nodules of the ears. Cutis 1989; 44(6):452-4.

     

     

     

     

    Suggested initial format of contributions (please feel free to modify as needed):

    Introduction:

    Clinical Presentation:

    Clinical differential diagnosis:

    Clinical pearls:

    Histological features:

    Histological differential diagnosis:

    Histological pearls:

    Management and treatment:

     

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  • ELASTOTIC NODULE OF THE EAR
    Author: Dr. Francisco Martín Dávila

  • ELASTOTIC NODULE OF THE EAR
    Author: Dr. Francisco Martín Dávila