Sumit Chattopadhyay1, Dipayan Biswas2, Shib Shankar Paul3, Jyoti4, Abhinav Mishra5, Ankit Singh6
Mastoid pressure bandage post otological surgeries are usually applied to prevent post-operative wound haematoma and proper wound cover. Many other materials (e.g. Micropore, Dynaplast) are used instead of conventional bandage.
The purpose of this study was to assess whether compressive head bandages are necessary after ear surgery to prevent complications such as haematoma or wound infection.
A hospital based study of 50 patients (30 males & 20 females) who underwent tympano-mastoidectomies, were selectively applied different types of mastoid bandages, following which their advantages & disadvantages post-operatively (early & late) were studied.
Out of 50 cases, in which 15 cases were applied conventional mastoid bandage resulted in 4 complications (26.66%). Whereas out of 20 cases of Dynaplast bandage, only 2 showed minor complications (10%) with only pain during removal of this bandage. Out of 15 cases where Micropore was used as bandage, only 2 showed up with minor complications (13.33%) with only pain during removal of Micropore.