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We report on the development of traumatic ear lobe neuromas as a late complication of bilateral otoplasty performed 16 years previously. To our knowledge, this is the first and only described case of traumatic neuromas arising as a late complication of otoplasty in the English literature. Traumatic neuroma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any nodular lesions that develop within the external ear in patients who have had otoplasty or any other form of external ear surgery or trauma.

Original publication




Journal article


Am J Otolaryngol

Publication Date





137 - 139


Adult, Ear, External, Humans, Male, Neuroma, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures