Talk:Accessory auricle

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Article categorization[edit]

This article was initially categorized based on scheme outlined at WP:DERM:CAT. kilbad (talk) 20:32, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Definition[edit]

The current definition states that the condition is a congenital abnormality. However, there are very many such abnormalities – what actually is this one? What does it look like? Is it fatal? Is it operable? Does it give the person ultrasonic hearing...? Richard New Forest (talk) 22:13, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Overly technical[edit]

I've just tagged this article as being too technical. Specific points that I think need addressing for this to be useful to a layperson:

  • "the persistence of a structure which variably recapitulates the normal external ear": it is unclear what this means, particularly the phrase "variably recapitulates".
  • The Classification section launches into technical terminology with no explanation of what the terms mean.
  • "anterior to the auricle" and "within the periauricular tissues" is unnecessary technical wording.
  • The terms "sessile" and "pedunculated" are not explained, nor is "histologic examination" nor "recapitulation of normal external auricle".
  • The meaning of the term "hillock" is not clear in context.
  • The sentence "The second ear appears as a mirror image folded forward and lying on the posterior cheek" makes no sense in context, at least without more technical knowledge.
  • The Management section is needlessly technical.

I consider myself reasonably medically literate, but I couldn't understand much of this article, even after going away and hunting definitions for some of the technical terms.

me_and 13:07, 8 August 2016 (UTC)