Chondrodermatitis nodularis

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helices

This is a benign condition that presents with a painful papule usually on the antihelix. It generally measures about 1/2cm. Pain is experienced when sleeping. A biopsy is important to rule out squamous cell carcinoma.


  • Avoid pressure, an ear cushion can be helpful.
  • Intra-lesional corticosteroids
  • Cryotherapy
  • Excision of the underlying cartilage.

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