Aural haematoma in dogs: a review of 55 cases

  • AZ Hassan Veterinary Surgery and Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • AS Yila Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • JB Adeyanju Veterinary Surgery and Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  • FB Hassan Division of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • DAY Adawa Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  • BM Jahun Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Abstract

Background: Untreated aural haematoma may result in deformity of the pinna.

Methods: Retrospective study of 55 cases of aural haematoma (AH) managed in 18 years.

Results: AH was categorized based on the severity of the condition and the management protocol employed. AH fluid aspiration, AH fluid aspiration and dexamethasone infusion, AH incision plus bandaging, AH incision plus ablation suturing and AH stab incision plus placement of measured indwelling polyethylene infusion tubes were employed in the management of this disorder.

Conclusion: AH stab incision plus placement of measured indwelling polyethylene infusion tubes proved to be the most successful of these protocols.

Keywords: Aural, Haematoma Dogs

Nig. J. of Surgical Research 4(1-2) 2002: 50-56

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