A Case Study of 20 Cases of Traumatic Injury to Pinna Resulting in Perichondritis with Review of the Literature


Preserve cartilage
Early perichondritis without fluctuant abscess
Fluctuant abscess and cartilage destruction
Debridement of necrosed cartilage


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Rana A, Gabriela Hawkes, Velankar HK, Carvalho C, Rai K, Yadav R. A Case Study of 20 Cases of Traumatic Injury to Pinna Resulting in Perichondritis with Review of the Literature. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 1 [cited 2023 Sep. 22];9. Available from: https://mbmj.org/index.php/ijms/article/view/636


Perichondritis of the external ear is a frightening and disfiguring complication of the traumatized ear leading to residual deformity in cases. Here, we have 20 cases of posttraumatic perichondritis, out of which nine were diagnosed in the earliest stages and treated with oral antibiotics only, and seven were diagnosed after abscess formation and treated in the hospital setting with intravenous antibiotics. Four were diagnosed after abscess formation and treated with surgical intervention and intravenous antibiotics. The challenge lies in early diagnosis, proper analysis of the responsible aetiological factors, bacteriological agents involved, attempting to classify and stage this disease, and formulating a treatment protocol that should be advocated for the different disease stages.



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Copyright (c) 2021 Dr. Ankita Rana , Dr. Gabriela Hawkes, Dr. Haritosh K Velankar, Dr.Cassandra Carvalho, Dr. Kanika Rai, Dr Ravina Yadav


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