Method Of Exam
|Author: A. Chandrasekhar, MD
||Consultant: J. Stannkiewicz, MD
Inspect and feel the external ears.
- Examine skin over external ear
- Note the size, color, position of ear lobes, contour and texture of the cartilage and soft tissue.
- Note tenderness on movement of ear lobes.
- The cartilage is firm in texture and movable. Be aware of changes secondary to ear piercing effects based on culture and ethnic habits.