Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 13, 2019
  • Author: Victor J Marks, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What causes chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What causes chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

How common is chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What race is most commonly affected by chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What sex is most commonly affected by chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What age is most commonly affected by chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What is the prognosis of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

Presentation

What is the classic presentation of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What are the physical findings of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

DDX

What is a clinically distinctive feature of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis?

Workup

What are the recommended lab studies in the workup of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

How is chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH) diagnosed?

When is a biopsy indicated in the workup of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What are the histologic findings of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

Treatment

What is the primary goal of treatment for chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

Where can the patient obtain a special prefabricated pillow to relieve pressure on the ear in the treatment of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What treatments are used for secondary infections in chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What surgical procedures are used in the treatment of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

How are lesions on the helix of patients with chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH) repaired surgically?

How are lesions on the antihelix in patients with chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH) repaired surgically?

What are novel approaches to the surgical treatment of small, localized lesions of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What can patients do to manage chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?

What are the complications of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH)?