What causes pseudocyst of the auricle?

Pseudocyst of the auricle is a benign cystic lesion that is occasionally precipitated by trauma to the affected ear. Patients with neurological disorders, particularly those associated with ataxia and/or dyskinesias, may have an increased risk of developing the traumatic variant of the condition.

How is pseudocyst Pinna treated?

Treatment options include needle aspiration with pressure dressings, medication (either systemic or oral), and surgical care. Consensus on the best management for pseudocyst of the auricle is undetermined, and a combination of treatment modalities may be necessary to achieve optimal resolution.

What is a pinna cyst?

INTRODUCTION. Apseudocyst of auricle is a rare and benign cystic swelling resulting from intracartilaginous accumulation of fluid. Engel[1] was the first to describe the condition as “auricular pseudocyst”. The scaphoid fossa, triangular fossa of the antihelix, and the cymba concha are typically involved.

What is cystic chondromalacia?

Idiopathic cystic chondromalacia (endochondral pseudocyst of the auricle) is a benign cystic degenerative lesion of the auricular cartilage. The lesion appears as a painless unilateral swelling along the upper half of the ear, usually in the area of the scaphoid or triangular fossae adjacent to the helix.

What is pseudo cyst?

A pseudocyst is a cystic lesion that may appear as a cyst on scans, but lacks epithelial or endothelial cells. An acute pancreatic pseudocyst is made of pancreatic fluids with a wall of fibrous tissue or granulation. Pseudocysts may form in a number of places, including the pancreas, abdomen, adrenal gland, and eye.

What is Winkler disease?

Winkler’s disease otherwise known as chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helices (CNHC) is characterized by a painful persistent erythematous nodule, mostly located at the rim of helix of pinna. Occurs mostly in men over 40 years of age. Standard therapy is by local excision or carbon dioxide laser vaporization.

What is lunate chondromalacia?

Chondromalacia of the Wrist & Hand Articular cartilage allows the bones to glide smoothly against each other. When it softens and breaks down, losing its ability to protect the bones, the condition is known as chondromalacia.

What is pinna Perichondritis?

Perichondritis is infection of the tissue covering the cartilage of the external part of the ear called the auricle (pinna). Injuries, burns, insect bites, ear piercings through the cartilage, ear surgery, or a boil on the ear may cause perichondritis.

What is the difference between a cyst and a pseudocyst?

A true cyst is a closed structure. It has a lining of cells that separates it from the nearby tissue. A pseudocyst isn’t closed and doesn’t have a lining of epithelial cells separating it from the nearby tissue. This difference is important.