CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019; 23(02): 178-183
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676124
Original Research
Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Incision and Drainage with Daily Irrigation for the Treatment of Auricular Pseudocyst

Hazem M. Abdel Tawab
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Oman
2  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Salim M. Sloma Tabook
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Oman
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Further Information

Publication History

31 December 2017

12 October 2018

Publication Date:
06 February 2019 (eFirst)



Introduction Pseudocyst of the pinna is a rare condition that occurs when fluid accumulates in the intercartilagenous space of the auricle. The main goal when treating this condition is to keep acceptable cosmetic results with no recurrence rate.

Objective To demonstrate the superior impact of incision and drainage of auricular pseudocysts with the insertion of a catheter drain and daily irrigation as the treatment of this condition.

Methods A total of 42 patients with auricular pseudocysts were enrolled in the present study in the period between May 2011 and May 2017. All of the patients were treated with incision and drainage with compression. The average follow-up time reached ∼ 6 months in all of the cases.

Results All of the patients had satisfactory cosmetic results with no recurrence and no complications.

Conclusion Among the different methods of surgical treatment of pseudocyst of the pinna, incision and drainage with daily irrigation is a significantly efficient method both for the eradication of auricular pseudocysts and for good cosmetic results.

Ethics Committee Approval

The present study was approved by the local ethics committee.

Informed Consent

A signed informed consent was obtained from all the participants of the present study.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declare that the present study received no financial support.