What are indications for ear anesthesia?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Daniel J Hutchens, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Anesthetizing the ear may be required in the following situations:

  • Suture of a large laceration of the ear or the skin surrounding the ear [1]

  • Painful procedures of the ear, such as incision and drainage of an abscess or hematoma [2, 3] (For more information, see Medscape Reference article Auricular Hematoma Drainage.)

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