Cauliflower ear dissection

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Nov;64(11):e279-82. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2011.04.018. Epub 2011 May 25.


Cauliflower ear (CE) is caused by repeated direct trauma to the external ear. Surgical correction of an established CE is one of the most challenging problems in ear reconstruction. However, no reports have clarified the dissection of an established CE in detail. In this report, the dissection of a CE is described based on macroscopic, microscopic and imaging features.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ear Deformities, Acquired / diagnosis
  • Ear Deformities, Acquired / etiology
  • Ear Deformities, Acquired / surgery*
  • Football / injuries
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed