What are contraindication for auricular hematoma drainage?

Updated: May 10, 2018
  • Author: Inna Leybell, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The procedure is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Hematomas that are older than 7 days

  • Recurrent or chronic hematomas (In such cases, open surgical debridement by a specialist is indicated because the hematoma, granulation tissue, or both can be located within the cartilage instead of in the subperichondrial space.)

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