Alar haematoma

J Laryngol Otol. 1999 Dec;113(12):1104-5. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100158013.


We present two cases of alar haematoma. This is a very rare complication of nasal trauma, and only two cases have been described previously. One case presented late and did not undergo surgical drainage and has a persistent cosmetic deformity. We recommend early surgical drainage when possible.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Hematoma / etiology*
  • Hematoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nose / injuries*
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired / etiology
  • Nose Diseases / etiology*
  • Nose Diseases / surgery