Mozart Ear


The Mozart ear is a deformity of the pinna.

English: Wikipedia:Antihelix

A sketch of the deformation

The pinna (the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear) where the two crura of the antihelix (the curved elevation of the cartilage of the ear, within or in front of the helix) and the crus (an anatomical structure resembling a leg; usually a pair of diverging bands or elongated masses) of the helix are fixed, giving a bulging appearance of the superior part of the pinna.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the eighteenth-century composer is said to have had this deformity.

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