Pressure ulcer of the pinna

June 11, 2013
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Otoscopic Clinic

Pressure ulcers over the pinna usually develop as a result of local compression from oxygen mask tubing.

A 20-year-old man who had been in a traffic accident 8 days earlier was referred from a district hospital to the intensive care unit (ICU) of our tertiary care government teaching hospital, which was better equipped to manage his injuries. The patient was admitted on ventilator support through a tracheostomy tube.

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