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Treatment of acute auricular haematoma

  • S. M. Quine (a1), D. G. Roblin (a1), P. J. Cuddihy (a1) and A. Tomkinson (a1)

Abstract

Auricular haematoma is a problem frequently complicated by recurrence due to failure to apply adequate pressure over the pinna following simple drainage. We describe a simple method of splinting the pinna using silicone putty which overcomes this problem.

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Address for correspondence: Mr Stuart Miles Quine, 41 Amesbury Road, Penylan, Cardiff CF2 5DX.

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Treatment of acute auricular haematoma

  • S. M. Quine (a1), D. G. Roblin (a1), P. J. Cuddihy (a1) and A. Tomkinson (a1)

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