:: Volume 7, Issue 2 (4-2018) ::
wjps 2018, 7(2): 220-225 Back to browse issues page
An Economical Method of Auricular Splinting in Management of Auricular Pseudocyst
Karthik Rao , Mohan Jagade, Vitthal Kale, Dev Kumar, Amol Hekare
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
Abstract:   (1054 Views)

Pseudocyst of the auricle is a common benign disease. Many treatment modalities have been described for this benign condition ranging from simple aspiration to complex cutaneous surgeries involving skin de-roofing and debridement with diamond burr. the aim of treatment is to successfully resolve the seroma without damaging the underlying healthy cartilage, thus maintaining the normal contour of the auricle, and to prevent its recurrence. 
In this study we describe incision and drainage of the pseudocyst with auricular splinting. 
Resolution was seen in 100.00 %, skin discolouration in 33.33%, skin thickening in 29.63% and deformity in 25.93% of the patients. 
The use of corrugated drain sheet splint is an ingenious method of aural pseudocyst management. This method is simple and can be performed by even less experienced surgeons and highly economical which prevents the recurrence and maintains the auricular aesthetics

Keywords: Auricular, Splinting, Pseudocyst, Management
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2017/05/22 | Accepted: 2018/05/9 | Published: 2018/05/9

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