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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
February 2007

Pathology Quiz Case 1

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133(2):198. doi:10.1001/archotol.133.2.198

A 26-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of a slow-growing nodular lesion beneath the skin in the superior part of her right auricle. She had no history of cutaneous malignancy and stated that she had not had any tenderness, inflammation, or trauma around the area. The lesion had not been excised previously, but the patient requested surgery for cosmetic reasons. Physical examination revealed a firm, 1×1-cm, freely mobile, superficial mass located in the outer part of the right crus helix (Figure 1). There were no overlying skin changes or significant deformity, and no other skin lesions were noted.