By Gary M. White, MD
Weathering nodules are common, benign papules on the upper rim of the ear in older Caucasian men.
- They are usually asymptomatic.
- A history of chronic sun exposure and actinic keratoses is common.
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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