Otologic experiences in a large burn center are discussed and the following areas are emphasized. First, the otologic effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the prevention and treatment of barotrauma that is occasionally secondary to this therapy. Second, the diagnosis and treatment as well as the prevention of perichondritis in severely burned ears will be discussed. A total of thirty-five cases of perichondritis will be reviewed. An encouraging aspect of the method of treatment has evolved over the past five years: there has been a minimum of deformity in the healed ear, with no subsequent reconstruction necessary. My experience stresses the importance of otologic supervision and ready consultation in all ear burns, and cooperation with the surgeons in charge of the overall care of the burn patient.

Baers, , , , , , , , (1981). Otologic aspects of ear burns. The American journal of otology, 1981 Jan;2(3):235-42. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7282896