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Clinical Note
July 2000

Management of Auricular Hematoma Using a Thermoplastic Splint

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Drs Henderson, Salama, and Blanchaert) and Maxillofacial Microvascular Reconstruction (Dr Blanchaert), University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(7):888-890. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.7.888

Several methods have been described in the literature for the management of acute auricular hematoma. Herein, we review the pathogenesis of auricular hematoma, describe the various treatment modalities, and report a case in which a thermoplastic splint was used to prevent recurrence of hematoma in a patient with immune thrombocytopenic purpura.