Deroofing of Auricular Pseudocyst: Our Experience KC05-KC07
Dr. Vinay S Bhat,
Room No 11, Kalpataru Bhavan, AIMS Campus,
B.G Nagara, Nagamangala Taluk, Mandya District, Karnataka, India.
Phone : 8495945704, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim: To ascertain a definitive treatment modality for a frequently recurring condition, pseudocyst of pinna in the form of deroofing and compression.
Materials and Methods: Thirty patients were diagnosed with pseudocyst of pinna from July 2011 to March 2013. All 30 patients underwent surgical deroofing of the pseudocyst along with compression by buttoning. The patients were followed up for a period of six months.
Results: No recurrence was seen in 29 patients in the follow up period of six months (96.7%). One patient had recurrence 15 d following the procedure. The recurrence in the case could be attributed to the usage of improper buttons for compression.
Conclusion: Despite numerous treatment options for pseudocyst of pinna, there remains high recurrence rate in patients. Additionally, some treatments carry the risk of cartilage damage or visible distortion of the auricle. Surgical deroofing followed by compression using buttons can be considered as first line treatment of this entity as it is associated with very less rate of recurrence and gives a cosmetically acceptable result.