Preauricular Cyst Infection Management

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This video demonstrates how to properly manage an infected preauricular cyst. For this condition the standard incision and drainage (I & D) approach is not considered appropriate. Reopening the blocked preauricular ear pit with a blunt instrument or aspirating with an 18 or 21 gauge needle is generally recommended. If infections are recurrent, surgical removal of the cyst and sinus tract is also recommended. .

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