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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-33

Surgical excision of preauricular sinus

Department of ENT, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Vivek Taneja
Department of ENT, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Mangolpuri, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_102_18

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Background: Preauricular sinus is a congenital anomaly affecting both sexes. The sinus can be located near the tragus. The main difficulty arising in the treatment is the recurrence. Methods: A simple sinectomy technique along with dye infiltration and guidewire probing was used. Result: None intra-operative, post operative or complication related to local anaesthesia were seen, The surgical site healed well in all except for two patients who had wound infections which were managed by antibiotic therapy. Conclusion: A recurrence-free success rate could be achieved with the combination of dye infiltration, guidewire probing, and en bloc excision of the sinus tract and its branches.

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