A Case Study of 20 Cases of Traumatic Injury to Pinna Resulting in Perichondritis with Review of Literature
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Perichondritis
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 Literature. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 1 [cited 2022 Jun. 30];9. Available from: https://mbmj.org/index.php/ijms/article/view/636

Abstract

Perichondritis of the external ear is a frightening and disfiguring complication of the traumatized ear leading to residual deformity in cases 1. Here we have 20 cases of post-traumatic perichondritis, out of which 9 were diagnosed in the earliest stages and treated with oral antibiotics only, 7 were diagnosed after abscess formation and treated in the hospital setting with intravenous antibiotics and 4 were diagnosed after abscess formation and treated with surgical intervention along with intravenous antibiotics. The challenge lies in early diagnosis, proper analysis of the aetiological factors responsible, bacteriological agents involved, attempt to classify and stage this disease, as well as to formulate 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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