Ear Nose Throat J. 2003 Feb;82(2):104-5.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: 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. The disorder affects young and middle-aged men more often than it does women. Trauma is an associated, although not proven, etiologic factor.
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