Translated title of the contribution: Prominent ear: Present concepts of management

M. Cioccarelli, R. Mazzola, G. P. Boidi

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Prominent and normal ears differ in three ways: absence of the antihelix fold, increased angle between the mastoid bone and the concha which produces the prominent effect, and hypertrophy of the concha, with macrotia as a result. These abnormalities are not always present together. According to Stenstrom's studies on the tendency of the cartilage to curl, once the perichondrium has been scratched on one side, a method which corrects the different defects simultaneously is described. The surgical procedure is simple and it creates a natural auricle, adherent to the mastoid. No cartilage resection is necessary, so that the surface remains smooth.

Translated title of the contributionProminent ear: Present concepts of management
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)183-193
Number of pages11
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Cioccarelli, M., Mazzola, R., & Boidi, G. P. (1982). L'ORECCHIO PROMINENTE: ATTUALI CONSIDERAZIONI SUL TRATTAMENTO CHIRURGICO. Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica, 2(2), 183-193.