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J Tahery, G H Jones, S Shah
Prominent ears affect a significant proportion of the population with some studies quoting rates of 5%. (1) Many techniques have been described over the years including, cartilage sparing, cartilage cutting, cartilage scoring and suturing.(2) Some of the more recent techniques describe the efficacy of incisionless pinnaplasty in selected cases. (2) Each technique has advantages and disadvantages with no overall consensus on the optimal technique. Pinnaplasty has several recognised complications including haematoma, infection, skin or cartilage necrosis, re-protrusion, asymmetry, suture expulsion and keloid scarring...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Nicholas Hope, Caroline P Smith, Jim R Cullen, Neil McCluney
INTRODUCTION: Up to 5% of all children have prominent ears. Psychological distress and bullying adversely affect these children and can cause significant social exclusion. In times of austerity, cosmetic procedures such as surgical correction of prominent ears are felt to be an unnecessary cost to the health service. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case note review of all patients undergoing pinnaplasty was undertaken. Postoperative outcomes were compared against the Royal College of Surgeons of England standards...
2016: Patient related Outcome Measures
Lyndsay Fraser, Jennifer Montgomery, Lisa Murphy, Harry James, Haytham Kubba
There have been over 200 pinnaplasty techniques described in the literature since the procedure was first described in the 19(th) century(1) . Comparison between techniques remains difficult due to the many different ways that surgeons report their results. Ear measurements are a frequently reported outcome measure and are often used by authors to support the efficacy of a particular pinnaplasty technique. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 21, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
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