Intended for healthcare professionals

Chondrodermatitis nodularis: painful nodule of the ear

Painful nodule of the ear – chondrodermatitis nodularis (CN) – is a relatively common and distressing condition, which is characterised by pain out of proportion to the physical signs. It is particularly common in older patients, and typically leads to disturbed sleep. It may respond to conservative measures but many patients ultimately require surgery.
Dermatology in practice 2004; 12(2): 28–30
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