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March 12, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Jaime L Bernstein, Benjamin P Cohen, Alexandra Lin, Alice Harper, Lawrence J Bonassar, Jason A Spector
PURPOSE: The significant shortcomings associated with current autologous reconstructive options for auricular deformities have inspired great interest in a tissue engineering solution. A major obstacle in the engineering of human auricular cartilage is the availability of sufficient autologous human chondrocytes. A clinically obtainable amount of auricular cartilage tissue (ie, 1 g) only yields approximately 10 million cells, where 25 times this amount is needed for the fabrication of a full-scale pediatric ear...
March 13, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Antonio Albacete Neto, Luís Fernando Ungarelli, Pedro Soler Coltro, Gabriela Lustri Schwartzmann, Grazielle Souza Horácio, Vinícius Zolezi Silva, Jayme Adriano Farina
Numerous suture techniques and covering flaps have been described to minimize complications related to sutures in otoplasty. The split postauricular fascial flap is one of such techniques, and it has been used to pad otoplasty suture. The aim of this study was to evaluate complications related to nonabsorbable cartilage sutures in otoplasty, using a variation of the split postauricular fascial flap. In this retrospective case series, we analyzed otoplasty patients in whom simplified split postauricular fascial flap was utilized...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Süleyman Tas
Over the last 100 years, more than 200 different methods have been described to correct prominent ear deformity. These techniques revolved around various combinations of postauricular incision, cartilage scoring, and strategic suture placement to reapproximate the antihelical fold and correct angular deformity. In the last two decades, fascial flap techniques have become prominent in otoplasty. This article gives a comprehensive review of the different surgical techniques employed to construct fascial flaps and their contributions to otoplasty...
February 27, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Alessandro Gualdi, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Jonatann Gatti, Paul Wurzer, Michaela Sljivich, Saja S Scherer, Giorgio Pietramaggiori, Dario Bertossi, Chiara Botti, Giovanni Botti
BACKGROUND: Prominent ears have a negative impact on patients' psychosocial well-being. There are numerous surgical correction techniques described, but the majority have high complication and recurrence rates. In this article, the authors present a stitchless technique that takes advantage of different approaches to minimize complications and recurrences. METHODS: The authors prospectively studied patients who underwent a bilateral double triangular cartilage excision otoplasty in an outpatient setting...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Benoit I M M Hendrickx, Moustapha Hamdi, Assaf Zeltzer, Andrew Greensmith
BACKGROUND: Prominent ears are by far the most common congenital ear deformity. Many techniques have been described using one or a combination of 3 basic methods: cartilage cutting, cartilage weakening and pure cartilage shaping techniques. The ideal otoplasty technique should yield a natural correction of the deformity, with low recurrence rates and with little risk of complications. METHODS: A new cartilage shaping technique using closing wedge concentric microchondrectomies through an entirely posterior approach is presented...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Norbert V Kang, Nilesh Sojitra, Sinisa Glumicic, Jacobus A Vlok, Greg O'Toole, S Alam Hannan, Walid Sabbagh
Background: The Earfold system, a new treatment for the correction of prominent ears, consists of 3 components: the Earfold implant, the Earfold introducer, and the Prefold positioner. Methods: This is an interim report based on an ongoing analysis of safety in a series of patients treated for prominent ears with the Earfold implant between February 2013 and September 2014. Safety was assessed based on adverse event reports and the need for implant revision; follow-up is ongoing...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Gao-Feng Li, Yi-Gao Hu, Wei Ding, Jun Tan, Xin Chen, Tao Luo, Bo Zhang, Xiao-Jia Liu
This article investigates an effective method with which to reconstruct the tragus and external auditory meatus for microtia reconstruction. The external ear was reconstructed using a delayed postauricular skin flap in patients with congenital microtia. After the first stage of delaying the postauricular skin flap and the second stage of otoplasty with ear framework fabricated from autogenous rib cartilage draping with the delayed skin flap, the third stage involved tragus and external auditory meatus canaloplasty...
February 12, 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Tess Brian, Paul T Cheng, Stanley S Loo
BACKGROUND: The plethora of surgical procedures for prominent ear correction reflects lack of satisfaction with outcomes achieved. This paper describes a cartilage-cutting otoplasty procedure and reports an audit of its outcomes. METHODS: Discharge coding was used to retrospectively identify patients who had undergone the otoplasty of interest at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, during the 5 years from March 2010 to the end of February 2015. Hospital records were accessed...
February 7, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Ahmet Altıntaş, Yakup Yeğin, Mustafa Çelik, Tevfik Sözen, Gürkan Kayabaşoğlu, Ömer Taşkın Yücel, Fazıl Apaydın
Objective: To assess approaches and experiences of otorhinolaryngologists in facial plastic and nasal surgery. Methods: In total, 234 surgeons (191 males and 43 females; average age, 37.22±8.4 years; age range, 26-63 years) were included. All participants were given a questionnaire comprising 22 multiple choice and closed-ended questions. All responses to the questionnaires were analyzed. Results: Of 234 participants, 42 (17.9%) were residents and 192 (82...
September 2017: Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Johannes C Bruck, Anna-Kristine Wipper
Surgical options to optimise one's body image are also accessible to adolescents. Although the vast majority of surgical procedures in this group of patients focus on otoplasty, 4 % of procedures in Germany are performed on the breast. The onset of menarche has not changed much in recent years, but obesity seems to generate problems with the breast for young girls. Since it is difficult to assess maturity and psychological resilience in young patients, a plastic surgeon is faced with an area of conflicts regarding his or her will to meet patients' reasonable wishes to ease their suffering, offer reliable and sustainable results, and comply with legal regulations that are largely uncertain...
December 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
Michael E Nissan, Amar Gupta, Hani Rayess, Kevin Z Black, Michael Carron
Physicians should be aware of both websites and videos available online regarding the otoplasty procedure to provide quality care. This study systematically analyzes the authorships, reliability, quality, and readability of the websites, as well as the authorships and primary objectives of the videos regarding otoplasty. Validated instruments were used to analyze the reliability, quality, and readability of websites, and videos were systematically categorized and analyzed. A Google search was conducted, and the first five pages of results were included in this study...
December 26, 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Jeffrey Markey, Jess Mace, Yvette Anderson, Tom D Wang
Importance: Otoplasty is performed to correct prominauris, one of the most common head and neck congenital deformities. Advances in combination hybrid approaches enable surgeons to achieve greater precision and accuracy. Objective: To describe a hybrid cartilage-modifying approach and evaluate the procedure's effectiveness and safety. Design, Setting, and Participants: Medical record review including patients undergoing otoplasty by the present technique from January 2006 to December 2016 as performed by the senior author at a tertiary academic referral center...
January 1, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Kenneth J Stewart, Luca Lancerotto
Otoplasty is one of the first procedures learned during residency. A myriad of surgical techniques and nuances exist. Many have merit, some are ineffective, some destructive, and some frankly fanciful. Adopting an effective and safe technique should be based on proven efficacy and effectiveness to avoid early disappointments. We present a review of traditional otoplasty techniques and more recent innovations. Their pros and cons are discussed in view of the relative risks/benefits balance. Recurrence rates are low for most techniques...
February 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Jiahui Lin, Anthony P Sclafani
Among the less common congenital auricular anomalies are cryptotia, Stahl ear, constricted ear, and macrotia. The vast majority of these occur spontaneously without accompanying syndromes or other deformities. This article provides a comprehensive overview of these anomalies, as well as common techniques to correct these anomalies.
February 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Alexander L Schneider, Douglas M Sidle
Otoplasty for prominent ears is a rewarding yet exacting surgery that demands the precise application of anatomic knowledge, anthropometric norms, and surgical creativity. The practitioner must be able to use a variety of different techniques to provide durable and acceptable cosmetic results to patients. This article provides an in-depth description of normal and abnormal auricular anatomy, the historical context for modern otoplasty, and describes in detail the common otoplastic procedures currently performed...
February 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Lauri Kajosaari, Juhani Pennanen, Tuomas Klockars
INTRODUCTION: Prominent ears are seen in approximately 5% of the population. This benign condition can be treated surgically to reduce or prevent psychological and social problems, most commonly in children before the start of school. Our aim was to examine the demographic characteristics of patients undergoing prominent ear surgery in Finland, and compare findings with international data. METHODS: A retrospective study of all the patients treated for prominent ears in our academic tertiary care referral center during 2007-2011 was performed to gather demographic details of operated patients...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Kelly Schultz, Diana Guillen, Renata S Maricevich
Congenital auricular anomalies are common sources of aesthetic concern and psychosocial distress for both children and their parents. Only one-third of these anomalies self-correct, leaving a large need for acceptable corrective methods. Otoplasty is often the standard treatment; however, newer nonsurgical methods, including splinting and molding in the neonatal period, have shown favorable results without the complications of surgical intervention and with the advantage of early intervention. These treatment options have not yet been widely adopted in Western countries due to delayed diagnosis of auricular deformities and confusion regarding treatment indications and technique...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
T Z Chkadua, G V Asirova, F K Mustafina, M M Chernenkiy, S S Frolov, D L Vejze
The aim of the research was to optimize surgical rehabilitation of patients with auricle defects and deformities by the developing of differentiated approach to the choice of reconstructive otoplasty method. The study involved 30 patients with auricle defects and deformities of congenital (20 patients) and acquired (10 patients) etiology. The defects were total in 25 patients and partial in 5 patients. All patients underwent ear reconstruction with rib cartilage using carving technique. Preoperative planning was based in Doppler ultrasound of temporal region vessels, laser Doppler flowmetry, temporal skin ultrasound and 3D ribcage CT...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
S S Sadhra, S Motahariasl, J T Hardwicke
BACKGROUND: There is great diversity in reported post-operative outcomes for otoplasty, with the incidence of haematoma or infection ranging from 0% to 15.6% and 0%-10%, respectively. With such variability, it is difficult to determine an overall 'average' incidence of common post-operative complications. METHODS: A systematic review of the most relevant medical databases was conducted for studies available in English published between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2015...
August 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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