Dark pigmentation of ear cartilage
, urolithiasis and multiple joint complaints are hints for ochronosis disease and darkening the urine one hour after micturition supports the diagnosis.
There was no involvement of sclera or ear cartilage
Case 2: Under local lignocaine infiltration, the mass along with part of normal ear cartilage
was excised (Fig.
The collagen was then 'seeded' with ear cartilage
cells that were taken from a sheep and the cells were then grown within the porous collagen fibres.
He was left with a damaged ear cartilage
, a black eye, grazing and swelling to the face and a chipped front tooth.
Stainless steel wire implants and ear cartilage
grafts to strengthen the levator muscle are typical procedures.
While the earlobe is the most common body piercing site, growing numbers of youth now pierce the ear cartilage
, eyebrow, nose, tongue, lip, chin cleft, navel, and other body parts (Meltzer, D.
Swelling or redness around the ear lobe or ear cartilage
could be signs of infection.
As many as 25 developed nasty ear infections in their upper ear cartilage
that left some permanently disfigured.
Piercing the upper ear cartilage
is popular, but can be riskier than piercing the lobe since it can take months to heal and is prone to infection, which can lead to permanent disfigurement, warns the Infectious Diseases Society of America.