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Othematoma (otematoma)

Othematoma ( otematoma ) - hemorrhage in the outer surface of the auricle (in its upper third) between the cartilage and perichondrium, sometimes between cartilage and skin. Reasons: injury to the auricle (in wrestlers, boxers); elderly or emaciated persons may occur spontaneously or with prolonged pressure with a hard pillow. Symptoms Hemispherical smooth swelling of a crimson-blue color, painless and fluctuates upon palpation.

Treatment. In mild cases, a pressure dressing can be applied. For large hematomas, puncture is necessary with the suction of the contents and the application of a pressure bandage.