Medical Definition of Auricular hematoma

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

Reviewed on 10/30/2018

Auricular hematoma: a collection of blood (hematoma) in the tissues of the outer ear. It occurs as a result of blunt, shearing trauma applied to the ear and is an injury most often seen in wrestlers. Symptoms and signs include red or bluish discoloration, swelling, and deformity of the outer ear. Also known as ear hematoma. See also hematoma.

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Reviewed on 10/30/2018
References
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.