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  • Ear Laceration


Ear Laceration

Aka: Ear Laceration, Pinna Laceration, Auricle Laceration
  1. Associated Conditions
    1. Auricular Hematoma
  2. Management: Repair
    1. See Field Nerve Block of Ear (Auricle Anesthesia)
    2. See Laceration Repair
    3. Precautions
      1. Minimize Sutures through cartilage (risk of cartilage ischemia)
      2. Skin should completely cover cartilage with closure (otherwise risk of perichondritis)
    4. Indications to refer to Otolaryngology or Plastic Surgery
      1. Laceration involving ear cartilage
      2. Large Lacerations (esp. >3 cm) may require grafting
  3. Complications
    1. Ear deformity
  4. Resources
    1. Complex Ear Lacerations (Stat Pearls)
    2. Ear Lacerations (Dr. Lin)

Laceration of ear region (C0561238)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
SnomedCT 283361008
Spanish laceración en la región de la oreja, laceración en la región de la oreja (trastorno), laceración en la región auricular, laceración en la región auricular (trastorno)
English Laceration of ear region, Laceration of ear region (disorder)
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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