|Pseudocyst of auricle in a diabetic patient and wearing helmet often.|
This is commonly seen in person who keep rubbing their ears frequently or in persons using a tight helmet.
The layers of pinna gets separated because of wear and tear and a fluid comes in.
Since this has no true capsule, so this is known as psuedocyst.
Various treatments have been described for this condition
- Surgical excision-which is technically challenging but can be attempted.
- Repeated aspiration and bandage. (Too slow and may not be rewarding)
- Wide bore needle aspiration and quilting suturing for 10 days under antibiotic coverage (my preferred technique)
|after aspiration of cyst, the cyst is made to remain collapsed by applying buttons on both sides fixed by trans pinna suturing.|
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