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Location of "Preauricular"

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    When the location of the lesion is given as "preauricular", would you consider that part of the ear or part of the face/cheeks?
    Sue Vermette, CPC, CPMA

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    Sue -

    I would consider it part of the face/cheeks since "preauricular" means in front of the ear, and the external ear refers to the auricle/pinna and external auditory meatus.

    Hope that helps!

    Jennifer M. Connell, BA, CPC

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    Yes, I have been told part of face

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    Thanks for help!
    Sue Vermette, CPC, CPMA

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