Palpate the External Ear Structures

Palpate the pinna for tenderness, swelling, or nodules. If pain is elicited by pulling up and down on the pinna or by pressing in on the tragus, an infection of the external canal is probably present.

Inspect the posterior auricular region for scars or swelling. Apply pressure to the mastoid tip, which should be painless. Tenderness may indicate a suppurative process of the mastoid bone.

Figure 11-11 Squamous cell carcinoma (on the right) and malignant melanoma (on the left) of lobule.

Figure 11-11 Squamous cell carcinoma (on the right) and malignant melanoma (on the left) of lobule.

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