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.
Henderson JM, Salama AR, Blanchaert RH. Management of Auricular Hematoma Using a Thermoplastic Splint. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(7):888-890. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.7.888