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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-65

Preauricular sinus: When to operate?

1 Department of ENT, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of ENT, PGIMS, Rohtak, India
4 Department of Paediatric Surgery, PGIMS, Rohtak, India

Correspondence Address:
Anuj Kumar Goel
112, Ramganj, Professor Colony, Railway Road, Hapur - 245101, Distt. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.91038

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Purpose: Experiences with preauricular sinus (PAS) excision in pediatric age group. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 110 patients who underwent PAS excision was done. A total of 112 excisions (63 left, 49 right) were performed by standard surgical technique. All the patients were operated upon in an infection-free period under general anesthesia. Results: A total of 32 excisions had bad surgical results in the form of bad scar or recurrence, out of which 28 had history of symptomatic sinus infection preoperatively. Conclusions: Surgical excision of PAS should be done in quiescent phase; once infected, it becomes very difficult to eradicate the infection and also the chances of bad surgical results (bad scar or recurrence) increase manifold.

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