A new technique using fibrin glue in the management of auricular hematoma

Shwan H. Mohamad (Lead / Corresponding author), Martyn Barnes, Stephen Jones, Suresh Mahendran

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    This study aims to describe a new technique for the management of auricular hematoma using fibrin glue. Five difficult cases of auricular hematoma were managed using this technique, including 2 recurrent and 3 delayed presentations. After skin preparation and local anesthetic, an incision was made, the hematoma was evacuated, and the cavity was washed out with saline. Fibrin glue was applied liberally; a dental roll pressure dressing was applied and secured with a prolene bead suture. The patients were given a course of oral antibiotic and reviewed after 5 days for removal of the external dressing. They were later assessed to exclude re-accumulation of the hematoma. All patients had complete resolution of the hematoma without re-accumulation; they were satisfied with the cosmetic results and experienced no complications. This case series provides evidence that fibrin glue is effective in the management of auricular hematoma. Larger studies may provide further evidence of the effectiveness of this new technique.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e65-e67
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Journal of Sport Medicine
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


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