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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 208-210

Bilateral recurrent auricular pseudocyst: Importance of fine-needle aspiration cytology and lactate dehydrogenase estimation

Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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Kalyan Khan
Flat No. 11, 'Bela' Apartment, Netaji Subhas Road, Subhaspally, Siliguri, Darjeeling - 734 001, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.124527

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Auricular pseudocyst or Idiopathic cystic chondromalacia is a rare, benign condition characterized by a focal noninflammatory cystic swelling on the pinna, occurring usually in young male patients. Bilaterality and recurrence have been reported rarely. We report a case of bilateral, recurrent auricular pseudocyst in a young male patient, where fine needle aspiration cytology coupled with fluid lactate dehydrogenase level estimation was diagnostic. Repeated surgery was avoided and conservative treatment was proved to be effective.

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