lobule

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lobule

[′läb·yül]
(biology)
A small lobe.
A division of a lobe.
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Ear lobule has been the harvesting site in most of our cases, except in some females who preferred abdomen fat due to fear of cosmetic problems in wearing earring.
However, for patients with larger openings, closing the entire length of the hole will result in the creation of a notch at the interior border of the ear lobule secondary to scar contraction.
INTRODUCTION: Repair of Tympanic membrane perforation has been done with several autogenous graft materials like temporalis fascia, tragalperichondrium with cartilage, choncalperichondrium with cartilage, areolar tissue from above temporalis fascia, ear lobule fat and scar tissue.
CASE REPORT: A 75 year old female, presented to the department of general surgery complaining of a slow growing painless mass on left side of face and neck below ear lobule pushing and deforming it.
On palpation, it was firm, non tender, non fluctuant; the skin overlying was thickened, not free from the underlying mass with a previous surgical scar and excised left ear lobule (fig 1).
On examination there was a 7 x 3cm size ulcerative lesion present at the right retroauricular region involving medial side of ear lobule with raised margin, indurated base & serosanguinous discharge.