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Simple compressive method for treatment of auricular haematoma using dental silicone material.

Authors
Choung, YH; Park, K; Choung, PH; Oh, JH
Citation
The Journal of laryngology and otology, 119(1):27-31, 2005
Journal Title
The Journal of laryngology and otology
ISSN
0022-21511748-5460
Abstract
Most of the previous treatment methods for auricular haematoma are inconvenient for both patients and doctors because they are time-consuming and complex and must be performed under sterile conditions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a simple compressive method using a dental (silicone) impression material and comparing it with other methods for treatment of auricular haematomas. The authors aspirated a haematoma and then placed a mixed base and catalyst of silicone putty material on the anterior and posterior surfaces of the auricle in the shape of an inverted U for seven days. From the 24 cases managed with this method, 23 cases (95.8 per cent) were successfully healed. Eight patients were treated with a collodion-cotton wool cast and 16 of 19 patients were successfully treated with dental cotton-wool rolls. The average number of those visiting the hospital was 2.7 for the collodion-cotton wool cast, 6.9 for the dental cotton-wool roll, and 3.1 for dental silicone. The mean treatment durations were 8.1 days for the collodion-cotton wool cast, 13.8 days for the dental cotton-wool roll, and 8.6 days for dental silicone. The authors believe that this compressive method using dental silicone material is simple and appropriate for the treatment of auricular haematoma.
MeSH terms
AdolescentAdultAgedDental Impression Materials/therapeutic use*Ear Deformities, Acquired/prevention & controlEar Diseases/surgery*Ear, External/surgery*FemaleHematoma/surgery*HumansMaleMiddle AgedOtorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures/instrumentationOtorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures/methodsPostoperative Complications/etiologySiloxanes/therapeutic use*SuctionTime FactorsTreatment Outcome
DOI
10.1258/0022215053222932
PMID
15807959
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정, 연훈박, 기현
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