Issue N# 5 - 2009
An unusual fester of the peri-auricular area: Pathomimia in ENT practice
Authors : Lagier A, Sanjuan M, Lafont B, Deveze A, Lavieille JP, Magnan J. (Marseille)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2009;130,5:313-315.
Article published in french
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We report a case of a patient who self-injured her ear and peri-auricular skin. Self-mutilation is an unusual behaviour in ENT practice. We give some elements for the diagnosis and treatment, and we emphasize the importance of the psychiatric treatment. The suicidal risk makes the vital prognosis uncertain.
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