M95.1: Cauliflower ear

Your ear is deformed.

The deformation happened at some point in your life. If a person suffers a blow to the ear, blood can collect there beneath the skin. This type of bruising can damage the cartilage in the ear muscle. If the ear suffers repeated bruising, in particular, the ear conch or auricle may then become deformed.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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