What is the antihelix of the ear?
The antihelix is a cartilage that is part of the pinna, or outer ear. It is located just beyond the concha, which is the bowl-shaped part of the pinna. The antihelix forms a ridge that helps to protect the ear canal.
Is antihelix a bone?
No, the antihelix is not a bone. It is made of cartilage, which is a flexible tissue that supports and gives shape to the ear.
Why is there a bump on my antihelix?
There are a few possible reasons why you might have a bump on your antihelix. One possibility is that you have a cholesteatoma. A cholesteatoma is a benign growth that can form in the middle ear. It is made up of skin cells that have migrated into the middle ear. Cholesteatomas can cause a variety of symptoms, including hearing loss, ear pain, and dizziness. Another possibility is that you have a cyst. A cyst is a sac filled with fluid or other material. Cysts can form anywhere on the body, including the ear. They are usually harmless, but they can sometimes cause pain or discomfort.
Is antihelix sore to touch?
The antihelix can be sore to touch if you have an injury or infection. It can also be sore if you have a condition such as otosclerosis. Otosclerosis is a condition that causes the bones in the middle ear to become calcified. This can cause hearing loss and pain in the ear.
If you have a bump on your antihelix or any other pain or discomfort in your ear, it is important to see an audiologist for diagnosis and treatment.