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Cauliflower ear a minimally invasive treatment method in a wrestling athlete: a case report

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Haik, J and Givol, O and Kornhaber, R and Cleary, M and Ofir, H and Harats, M, Cauliflower ear - a minimally invasive treatment method in a wrestling athlete: a case report, International Medical Case Reports Journal pp. 5-7. ISSN 1179-142X (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.2147/IMCRJ.S152145

Abstract

Acute auricular hematoma can be caused by direct blunt trauma or other injury to the external ear. It is typically seen in those who practice full contact sports such as boxing, wrestling, and rugby. "Cauliflower ear" deformity, fibrocartilage formation during scarring, is a common complication of auricular hematomas. Therefore, acute drainage of the hematoma and postprocedural techniques for preventing recurrence are necessary for preventing the deformity. There are many techniques although no superior method of treatment has been found. In this case report, we describe a novel method using needle aspiration followed by the application of a magnet and an adapted disc to the affected area of the auricular. This minimally invasive, simple, and accessible method could potentially facilitate the treatment of cauliflower ear among full contact sports athletes.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:cauliflower ear, hematoma, ear deformity, athletic injuries, wrestling, case report
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Human Movement and Sports Science
Research Field:Sports Medicine
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Surgical Methods and Procedures
Author:Kornhaber, R (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:123687
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2018-01-18
Last Modified:2018-01-29
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