The Journal of International Advanced Otology
Original Article

Minimally Invasive Technique for Correction of Prominent Ear

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt

J Int Adv Otol 2020; 16: 259-262
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2020.7942
Keywords : Ear, auricle, deformity, technique
Read: 4 Downloads: 3 Published: 28 July 2020

OBJECTIVES: Prominent ear is not an uncommon deformity with 5% prevalence in population worldwide. Although there is no physiological handicap in this deformity, it affects the psychology and social integration, especially in children. Many surgical techniques are performed to correct this deformity. In this study, we illustrate a minimally invasive technique in cases of prominent ear and evaluate its efficacy.

MATERIALS and METHODS: A total of 16 patients were operated by incisionless otoplasty in both ears simultaneously. Therefore, 32 ears were included in the study. Postoperative follow-up was carried out for 6 months to determine the efficacy of this technique, complications, and recurrence of the abnormal shape.

RESULTS: Two ears (2/32) were presented with slight protrusion three months postoperatively Three ears had postoperatively exposed sutures that needed to be embedded again under local anesthesia. The satisfaction rate was found to be 88% by the visual analog scale. No perichondritis or other complications occurred postoperatively. The technique results in correction of the deformity without any visible evidence of surgery.

CONCLUSION: This technique is effective and safe for correction of prominent ear with negligible rate of complications and rapid recovery time.

Cite this article as: Teaima AA, Hasaballah MS, Mady OM. Minimally Invasive Technique for Correction of Prominent Ear. J Int Adv Otol 2020; 16(2): 259-62.

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