THE PINNA  
Late calcification of the auricular cartilage following frostbite

Late calcification of the auricular cartilage following frostbite

Description : Delayed dystrophic calcification or heterotopic calcification of the underlying auricular cartilage may develop years after the initial frostbite.

When this occurs, the pinna is bony and hard to palpation.

A radiograph of the pinna will reveal radiodense areas of calcification in the auricular cartilage.

Powered by Gallery v1 RSS