Conchal setback without resection in prominent ear deformity
CitationKaracaoğlan, N., Keskin, M., Çığşar, B. (2013). Conchal setback without resection in prominent ear deformity. Advanced Cosmetic Otoplasty: Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques içinde (329-335. ss.). https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35431-1_31
Prominent ear deformity is a congenital anomaly characterized by the absence of an adequate antihelical fold, an increased conchal-mastoid angle, and conchal hypertrophy. In order to overcome the conchal hypertrophy and increased conchal-mastoid angle, either conchal cartilage excision or conchal-mastoid suture placement or posterior auricular muscle manipulations are currently used. The authors present an assessment of a combined technique for the correction of prominent ears with conchal hypertrophy. In this technique through a cartilage incision, a setback is obtained by overlapping the cartilage segments, and the antihelix is formed by Mustarde’s sutures. The conchal setback combined with other techniques may be used as a standard procedure in the surgical treatment of prominent ears with predominance of the conchal component.