Background: prominauris is the most common malformative defect of the external ear depending on a combination of elementary defects mainly affecting the antihelix and the concha. Transection versus cartilage weakening results in antihelix treatment are discussed. Methods: 104 ears with antihelical defects were treated in 63 consecutive patients: 33 patients (53 ears) received a transection based treatment (group A), while 30 patients (51 ears) underwent cartilage weakening and suture (group B). All cases were treated with a posterior access. Aesthetic results were evaluated by an independent, well trained plastic surgeon. Results: no differences were found in correction degree and stability between the two methods, but cartilage weakening techniques provided a smoother and more natural curvature. Conclusions: cartilage weakening techniques can lead to better aesthetic results mostly because of a softer and more natural ear curvature.

Otoplasty: a comparison of techniques for antihelical defects treatment.

PANETTIERE, PIETRO;
2004

Abstract

Background: prominauris is the most common malformative defect of the external ear depending on a combination of elementary defects mainly affecting the antihelix and the concha. Transection versus cartilage weakening results in antihelix treatment are discussed. Methods: 104 ears with antihelical defects were treated in 63 consecutive patients: 33 patients (53 ears) received a transection based treatment (group A), while 30 patients (51 ears) underwent cartilage weakening and suture (group B). All cases were treated with a posterior access. Aesthetic results were evaluated by an independent, well trained plastic surgeon. Results: no differences were found in correction degree and stability between the two methods, but cartilage weakening techniques provided a smoother and more natural curvature. Conclusions: cartilage weakening techniques can lead to better aesthetic results mostly because of a softer and more natural ear curvature.
P. Panettiere; L. Marchetti; D. Accorsi; G.A. Del Gaudio
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