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September 1984

Bilateral Pseudocysts of the Auricles

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(9):1238-1239. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650450120035

Pseudocyst of the auricle, an uncommonly reported lesion, is characterized by intracartilaginous cyst formation affecting the upper half of the anterior aspect of the auricle of young or middle-aged men.1 We describe a patient who had pseudocysts of both auricles and who had no clear history of trauma.

Report of a Case  A 72-year-old man was seen because of a complaint of bilateral lesions of the ear auricles. He noted the presence of theseFig 1.—Cystic nodule localized (arrows) in the upper region of scapha of right ear.Fig 2.—Sections show cystic wall (W) is composed of auricular cartilage, and that it contains some small dilated cystic spaces (arrow) and eosinophilic amorphous material at inner surface (S). Densely stained, eosinophilic granules are in cystic cavity (C) (hematoxylineosin, ×30). lesions several years earlier, but had not sought treatment. The lesions had been asymptomatic, although they had gradually increased. The patient

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