Lumps Around The Auricle That Reappear Postoperatively?
Hello, r nI want to ask. My mother has a fairly large lump around the auricle. He actually did the operation 4x, but after the operation, the lump returned. And for now my mother wants to do the 5th operation but she is afraid that it will grow again later. So, what must be done so that the lump does not grow again? R nThank you, r nSalamualaikum
Hello, Yudi Prasetyo, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Lumps on the earlobe have various types and origins of tissue, for example lumps from the skin, from bones, from soft bones. The causes can also vary, for example because there is inflammation, scars, excessive sun exposure, frequent ear infections, etc. The nature of the lump is also benign and some are malignant.
Examples of benign lumps include keloids (scars that form enlarged scar tissue), sebaceous cysts (fluid-filled lumps), osteomas (bone tumors), etc. Meanwhile, for example malignant skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, or melanoma.
To determine the cause, it requires a direct examination by a doctor. In addition, what is important is to determine the nature of the lump whether benign or malignant and the origin of the tissue. This can determine the effective and appropriate therapy. To see the nature and type of tissue, biopsy can be done which is to take tissue samples and examine them under a microscope.
The recurrence of a lump in the ear can be influenced by the type of the lump itself (there are lumps that are often repeated), recurrent inflammation, sun exposure or exposure to the cause of the lump. Efforts that can be done to reduce the risk of recurrence of the lump are doing therapy in accordance with the conditions and stay away from things that can cause a lump recurrence.
We recommend that you consult a doctor who checks directly about the recurrence of this lump. The doctor who checks directly can see the type and size of the lump so that he can program the therapy according to the current condition.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.