Can injuries lead to ear disorders?

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Have you ever seen a boxer with a swollen outer ear? This ear disorder, known by its descriptive moniker of "cauliflower ear," is the result of blood accumulating around the ear cartilage after a blow or multiple blows. Without treatment, the cartilage may lose its blood supply and die. Injuries may also lead to a perforated eardrum. Foreign objects in the ear may pierce the eardrum and even damage the delicate bones of the middle ear.

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