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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Chipped bone behind ear


 offej - Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:08 pm

As a child I sufferd a blow to the head behind my left ear, caused by a thrown pebble.
Ever since the blow I have a small peice of floating bone.
The bone behind my ears are quite large anyway and so this extra lump has somewhat bothered me ever since through slight teasing which affects my confidence.
Please don't get me wrong the lump is not huge but obviously noticable
My question is;
Is it possible to have the Chip removed?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:57 pm

User avatar Hello,
The first step is to confirm the lump is bone. An x-ray will suffice.

If the lump is bothersome physically, then a dermatologist or plastic surgeon could remove the lump. A general surgeon would be another option. If cosmesis is the main priority, see a plastic surgeon.

Yes, a freely mobile lump behind the ear will likely be surgically removable with good results...consult your local family physician for evaluation and referral as appropriate.

Take care.

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