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June 1932

CALCIGEROUS METAPLASIA IN THE AURICLE: REPORT OF TWO CASES

Author Affiliations

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.
From the Sansum Clinic.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(6):883-884. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030905006
Abstract

Bony deposits in the outer ear are apparently rare, for only thirtyeight cases have been recorded.1 Although little is known of the etiology of this condition, it is believed that senile changes and injury from frostbite may be of significance. A preceding infection has been recorded in only one case.2

REPORT OF CASES

In the following two cases all three of these factors were present:

CASE 1.—A man, aged 71, came to the Sansum Clinic on Jan. 18, 1932, for a check up. General reexamination revealed some cardiac hypertrophy and an early

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Fig. 1.—Roentgenogram of the left and right ears, showing deposits of bone in the outer portion of each.

Fig. 2.—Roentgenogram of the left ear, showing one large and two smaller deposits of bone.

decompensation. In the course of the examination of the ear, nose and throat, the helix of each ear was

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