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Congenital Bifid lobule

Congenital Bifid lobule

Description : Congenital malformations or reduplications of the lobule are relatively rare.

In this patient there has been a failure in the fusion of the hillocks resulting in a bifid lobule.

This is of no clinical significance. A similar appearance may result from careless ear piercing, or may be seen as a `cut-out' deformity resulting from the forcible tearing of a pendular earring from the lobule.

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