Transwindow Suture Technique for Pseudocyst of Pinna

  • Harish Mudhbasalar Onkarappa
  • Geeta KurleEmail author
Original Article


Pseudocyst or seroma of the pinna is the accumulation of serous fluid between the perichondrium and cartilage of pinna. Though there are several surgical techniques in the treatment of seroma, recurrence is common. The aim and objective of this preliminary study is to present and discuss a novel technique of treating pseudocyst of pinna which is practiced at Karwar Institute of Medical sciences. A prospective study was done with a novel procedure “Transwindow suture technique” for the treatment of pseudocyst of pinna in four patients. Three of the four patients had a very good results without any recurrence. One patient had a small quantity of recollection due to premature closure of the skin window which was successfully corrected. In this preliminary study we had encouraging results in the treatment of pseudocyst of pinna. A large scale prospective study would demonstrate the effectiveness of this procedure.


Pseudocyst Seroma Pinna Perichondrium 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karwar Institute of Medical SciencesKarwarIndia

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