Inflammation and infection of the pinna 1
Commonly a complication of otic trauma 1, burns, or neighboring infection
It may present as a complication of draining a periauricular hematom...
Initially a dull pain that increases in severity
Loss of conto...
General postinjury preventive measures:
Prevention of chondritis is of the utmost importance 4[C]:
Difficult management and disfiguring potential
Avoid pressure to the injured e...
Monitor for signs of external ear chondritis/abscess after draining a periauricular hematoma.
Symptoms include painful, erythematous, warm pinna.
Most commonly implicated bacteria are Ps...
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