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Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012 Feb;18(1):66-68. English. Case Report.
Han JK , Kim YJ , Lee SI , Cho HY .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea. pseugene@gilhospital.com
Department of Pathology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract

A pseudocyst of the auricle is a rare disease with an unknown cause. We report a female patient who had auricular pseudocyst after a soft tissue filler injection in that area. The cyst was excised under local anesthesia. The entire cyst wall was removed and some portion of the surrounding cartilage was also resected. A silastic drain was inserted and the compressive dressing was maintained for 5 days. The swelling subsided gradually and no recurrence was noted after a 1-year follow up. Histopathology confirmed that the cyst has no epithelial lining on its inner surface. Patients and doctors should be aware that a soft tissue filler can cause a pseudocyst when injected into the auricle.

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