Cauliflower ear is caused by a hit to the ear either once or repeatedly. It is also caused by the ripping of the skin from the cartilage(tissue) that gives the shape of the ear. When cauliflower ear forms it can cause hematomas, or the filling of blood inside the ear. The blood then goes into the clotting stage and eventually hardens if not taken care of. I chose the chemistry of cauliflower ear because I have wrestled my entire life and wanted to know as much as I could about cauliflower ear. Cauliflower can affect the person who has cauliflower ear by loss of hearing ability, and the permanent hardening of the ear.
Composition of ...
Red Blood Cells: Na+Cl+K+P
White Blood Cells:CD4+CD8(T cells and B cells that tell where injury is)
Platelets:92% H2O+ C12H22O11+
Main Chemicals, Compounds, Components
Red Blood Cells-Na+Cl+K+P
Platelets are formed with water, sugar, and lipids, along with proteins that make up the clotting of the blood. These proteins are von Willebrand factor, collagen, and thrombin which converts to fibrinogen which helps with the blood going into the liquid state to the clotting state. These components like the white blood cells tell the platelets where the injury exactly is. The plasma and red blood cells are the components that fill the inner ear between the cartilage and the tissues inside.
Cauliflower ear is the hardening of the blood filling inside of the ear. First, the breakage of the tissues and cartilage is what triggers the blood(red blood cells, plasma, white blood cells, and platelets) to fill the ear. When the ear is filling with blood it triggers the chemicals in the platelets to send proteins such as von Willebrand factor, collagen, and thrombin(fibrinogen) to start the clotting stage inside the ear. This is what makes the blood harden inside the ear to give the ear the deformed shape.
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Brennon is a junior at Billings Senior High. Brennon wrestles and plays soccer for the Broncs and plans on being a state champion his senior year. He has an identical twin brother named Dylan. Brennon doesn’t know what he wants to do exactly when he gets to college, but is deciding between business, a teacher, or an engineer. He also enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with friends.