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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 292-295

Window deroofing with dental roll suturing for pseudocyst pinna, simple solution for notorious disease

1 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, SS Institute of Medical Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India
2 Department of ENT, Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Nagaraj Maradi
Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, SS Institute of Medical Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.indianjotol_66_22

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Background: Pseudocyst of the pinna is a benign cystic lesion on the lateral surface of the pinna with no definitive etiology or treatment. Various methods are currently used to manage this disease. Most of the treatment options are prone to disease recurrence and are associated with cosmetic sequelae. We report 16 cases of unilateral pseudocyst that were treated with window deroofing and pressure dressing with dental roll suturing. Aim: This study aimed to study the effectiveness of window deroofing with dental roll suturing in the treatment of pseudocyst of the auricle with respect to recurrence and postprocedural sequelae. Materials and Methods: A prospective study at a tertiary care center for 2 years, which included 16 patients with a diagnosis of pseudocyst pinna. All the patients were treated by excising a small triangular piece of skin along with perichondrium, followed by dental roll suturing for pressure dressing; and were followed up after 1 week and 1 month of surgery. Results: All 16 cases were completely relieved of the disease at the end of 1 month. None of our patients had a recurrence and only 2 cases (12.5%) showed thickening of the pinna skin. Conclusions: The surgical treatment by window deroofing with dental roll suturing technique gave a reliable result in all cases of pseudocyst pinna with no evidence of recurrence and acceptable cosmetic results.

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