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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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