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Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2012;18(1):66-68.
Published online February 29, 2012.
Pseudocyst of Auricle after Soft Tissue Filler Injection.
Jung Kyu Han, Yu Jin Kim, Se Il Lee, Hyun Yee Cho
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
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.
Key Words: Ear diseases, Foreign-body reaction, Filler

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