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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 168-170

Steroid injection and negative pressure application in successful treatment of auricular seroma

Department of ENT, SRM Medical College and Research Centre, Potheri, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. D Anand Karthikeyan
B-3, 307, Sriram Sankari Apartments, Thangappapuram, Guduvanchery, Chennai - 603 202, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.187975

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Background: There are various treatment modalities for auricular seroma. The location of seroma and pathogenesis ushered new concepts in management like steroid injection and negative pressure application. Aim: To apply a novel approach- steroid injection and negative pressure application in treating auricular seroma. Methodology: Thirty four auricular seroma patients were treated by the authors in a two year period by aspirating the seroma, steroid irrigation and negative pressure application. Results: 94.11% showed improvement with single instance and had neither recurrences nor complications. Conclusion: This novel approach was based on the pathogenesis of seroma and to arrest it in early stages, steroid was used. Negative pressure was applied owing to the demerits of positive pressure application. This cost effective, conservative treatment was successful in treating seroma without any complications.

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