My dog is suffering from haematoma. Could you explain about operation procedure and treatment for my pet?


The most common surgical method involves performing a curvilinear (S-shaped) incision in the concave surface of the pinna and placing full-thickness staggered longitudinal sutures throughout the pinna. Some have used several suture lines intradermally parallel to and on either side of the incision to avoid any external sutures. Other surgical techniques described involve the creation of circular fenestrations using either a 4 to 6 mm dermal biopsy punch or a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. Some have used drainage with infusion of anti-inflammatory drugs. The likelihood of recurrence of aural haematoma is low as long as underlying ear disease is appropriately managed.

Question by – Dr V Chinnappa, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu