His preferred treatment for aural hematomas was to insert a small drain into the ear, which we did.
Veterinarians who use only conventional medicine sometimes prescribe steroids such as prednisone to reduce inflammation, though a 2011 review of treatments for aural hematomas in dogs for the Evidence-Based Veterinary Medical Association found the effectiveness of steroids in resolving hematomas and preventing their recurrence to be inconclusive.
is a common condition in dogs and mostly reported in pendulous ear breeds but rarely observed in ruminants (Tyagi and Singh, 2006).
Keywords: Aural hematoma
; external ear canal; otitis externa; otoscopy; video-otoscope
On physical examination, soft fluctuating fluid filled swelling was noticed on concave surface of pinna (Fig.1) diagnosed as aural hematoma
and decided for surgical drainage.
Evaluation of a technique using the carbon dioxide laser for the treatment of aural hematoma