Alar cartilage haematoma

J Laryngol Otol. 1994 Jun;108(6):500-2. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100127227.


We present a previously undescribed site of a subperichondrial haematoma--the alar cartilage. Two children presenting acutely, following trauma, with the clinical appearance of a 'blueberry' within the nasal vestibule are described. We recommend early surgical drainage of this lesion, as delay in definitive treatment may give rise to a cosmetic deformity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cartilage / pathology
  • Cartilage Diseases / pathology*
  • Cartilage Diseases / surgery
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Drainage
  • Female
  • Hematoma / pathology*
  • Hematoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nose Diseases / pathology*