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Medical Term:

chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis

Pronunciation: kon'dro-der-ma-ti'tis nod-yu-lar'is kron'i-ka hel'i-sis


A benign, chronic, small, painful nodule (or nodules) on the helix of the ear in the elderly, which may occasionally become ulcerated and results from habitually sleeping on the affected side.

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