Mirror ear—surgical correction of this rare external ear anomaly: A case series

Mirror ear—surgical correction of this rare external ear anomaly: A case series Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:285–290 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1087-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Mirror ear—surgical correction of this rare external ear anomaly: A case series 1,2 1 Whitney L. Quong & Neil W. Bulstrode Received: 11 March 2015 /Accepted: 30 March 2015 /Published online: 14 May 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Abstract manipulation of excess tissue to reconstruct an anatomically Background Mirror ear, also known as polyotia, is an infre- sound tragus were crucial to achieving agreeable aesthetic quently reported form of external ear malformation character- results. ized by morphologic and dimensional similarity to a normal Conclusions Given that it is rarely encountered, the success- pinna. The condition has been described in association with ful reconstruction of a mirrored ear requires a thoughtful sur- various syndromes, and in isolation. However, as the data with gical approach. With this report, we provide a comprehensive specific relevance to polyotia is sparse, not only are the precise review of this unique type of ear deformity, significantly add causative processes of mirror ear unknown, but the paucity of to the documented cases of polyotia, and describe our opera- documented cases also lends the operative approach to be tive technique to recreate a tragus that throws a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Mirror ear—surgical correction of this rare external ear anomaly: A case series

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