J Audiol Otol.  2021 Apr;25(2):115-118. 10.7874/jao.2020.00150.

Management of an Inappropriately Treated Case of Auricular Hematoma

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea

Abstract

Othematoma is a condition in which blood collects beneath the perichondral layer of the pinna. Recurrent auricular hematoma can be a challenging medical problem, with complications resulting in ear deformity, therefore, appropriate management is important. Improper treatment can result in a deformity known as ‘cauliflower ear’ or ‘wrestler’s ear.’ We report a case of othematoma that was inappropriately treated and present a review of current treatment options.

Keyword

Hematoma; Ear auricle; Foreign bodies; Granulation tissue; Hemostatics
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