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Auricle injury due to human bite-A rare case report and review literature.
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PMID:  25485846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic auricular amputation due to human bite is not a common event. Bite wounds are always considered to be complex injuries contaminated with unique poly-microbial inoculum. Human bites are as serious as animal bites because they induce a higher incidence of infectious complications. In bite wounds to the face, infectious complications can create more difficulties than the initial tissue damage itself for the task of restoring an aesthetic appearance.
PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this case report a young male patient had ear lobule injury on interpersonal violence and amputation of ear lobule results. Due to delay in presentation and high chances of infection wound healing by secondary intention achieved.
DISCUSSION: Microsurgery can be performed in some cases, but most microsurgical techniques are complex and their use can only be advocated in specialized centers.
CONCLUSION: Oversight may result in a potentially devastating complication involving function, infection or cosmesis.
Prabhu Dayal Sinwar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery case reports     Volume:  6C     ISSN:  2210-2612     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-9    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101529872     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  5-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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