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Bilateral Perichondritis of Pinna Following Piercing of Helix ? A Case Report

Piercing of Helix of pinna is a social custom of certain communities in Northern Tamil Nadu. Such a “high helical” piercing is well known to cause Perichondritis of Pinna. Most of the times such a Perichondritis is unilateral. Here we present a case of Bilateral Perichondritis of pinna, following ear piercing, first time from India subcontinent. We also highlight some practical points on management of such cases.

Author(s): Dr Rajamani Santhosh Kumar