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Auricular calcification: Case report of petrified ears in a woman (p.621-3)

Auricular calcification: Case report of petrified ears in a woman (p.621-3)

Ebru Ozer Ozturk1, Erkan Karatas2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gozde Academy Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
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Auricular calcification (Petrified ears) is one of the rare diagnoses in ENT outpatient clinics. Although auricular calcification is often asymptomatic and does not require treatment, it is a critical diagnosis since it may develop secondary to life-threatening endocrinopathies. A 33-year-old female patient was admitted to our clinic with increasing stiffening in both auricles for one year. On physical examination, bilateral tympanic membranes, external auditory canals, and auriculas had a natural appearance. Apart from lobules, the bilateral auricle had lost its elasticity. Computed tomography of the temporal bones showed bilateral calcification of auriculas and external auditory canals with normal soft-tissue density of the overlying subcutaneous tissues.  In our study, a patient who was followed up due to pituitary insufficiency, and she has complained about the progressive loss of elasticity in both auricles was discussed.

Keywords: Auricula; calcification; endocrinopathy


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.04.289  


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.


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