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Pitanguy's otoplasty: report of 551 operations.
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PMID:  17952815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Protruding ears is a common condition and in plastic surgery there are many techniques for correcting them such as suture, transection, and scoring. Over a period of 15 years, we have used Pitanguy's otoplasty. The advantages of the Pitanguy technique have been verified in a retrospective study of 278 patients followed up for up to 15 years. There were 20 relapses (4%), which is clearly lower than the mean (between 8% and 11%) for patients treated by other methods. The main reason for our low rate resulted from the generation of large scarring areas, using a combination of transection and seaming. We think that a slightly modified Pitanguy's method reduces postoperative morbidity which affects the aesthetic results.
Frank Werdin; Marianne Wolters; Hermann Lampe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery / Nordisk plastikkirurgisk forening [and] Nordisk klubb for handkirurgi     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0284-4311     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-22     Completed Date:  2008-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707869     Medline TA:  Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg     Country:  Sweden    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinik für Hand-, Plastische-, Rekonstruktive- und Verbrennungschirurgie, Universität Tübingen, BG-Unfallklinik, Tübingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Ear Cartilage / abnormalities*,  surgery*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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