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Title: Bone wax extrusion through postauricular wounds: A case series.
Austin Authors: Baird, Samantha M;Teh, Bing M;Lim, Kelvin K M ;Campbell, Matthew C 
Affiliation: Department of Ear Nose and Throat/Head and Neck Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Ear Sciences Institute Australia and Ear Sciences Centre, School of Surgery, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Department of Radiology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Date: 2017-05-31
Publication information: The Laryngoscope 2018; 128(2): 369-372
Abstract: Bone wax is an effective hemostatic agent that generally is considered safe. However, because it is nonabsorbable, significant complications can occur. We present the first two reported cases of delayed migration and extrusion of bone wax through postauricular wounds due to foreign body reaction and granuloma formation following mastoid surgery. We also present a literature review of complications associated with intraoperative bone wax use and discuss alternative hemostatic agents. Laryngoscope, 128:369-372, 2018.
DOI: 10.1002/lary.26697
ORCID: 0000-0002-5274-8761
Journal: The Laryngoscope
PubMed URL: 28561384
Type: Journal Article
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