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An unusual auricular malformation accompanied by accessory tragus: macrotragus.
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PMID:  17962968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Definition of malformations of the tragus is important for terminology and treatment. Most common entities are the skin tag, accessory tragus, preauricular sinus, and cyst, whereas macrotragus is an uncommon and unaddressed deformity that should be distinguished from these. In this report, three cases with diagnosis of the macrotragus are presented. The tragus was uniformly large and displaced anteriorly, and external auditory meatus was not obliterated in all cases. For correction, excision of the excess tragal cartilage and skin was performed. In all cases, bilaterally symmetric tragus was achieved. There were no complications in the early postoperative period and there was no enlargement after 6months of observation. Macrotragus and accessory tragus are different entities that should be distinguished for accurate diagnosis. They have similar histopathological but distinct anatomical characteristics. Although both are treated by a simple excision, in the case of macrotragus, special effort should be taken to leave enough cartilage to restore normal tragal contours.
M Erol Demirseren; Kamran Afandiyev; Mustafa Durgun; Ergin Seven; Olcay Belenli
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  265     ISSN:  0937-4477     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-20     Completed Date:  2008-11-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Ear Auricle / abnormalities*,  surgery
Ear Diseases / congenital*,  pathology,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Otologic Surgical Procedures / methods
Retrospective Studies

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