By Gary M. White, MD

Weathering Nodules

Weathering nodules are common, benign papules on the upper rim of the ear in older Caucasian men.


Multiple whitish papules occur on the upper outer helix. The consistency is that of cartilage. Both sides are often affected. Histologically, one sees cartilage metaplasia within a spur of fibrous tissue extending up from perichondrium of the auricular cartilage.


No treatment is needed for these benign lesions.

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