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February 1966


Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(2):156-159. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020158012

THE PROMINENT or lop ear presents a real challenge to the surgeon. It would appear to be a simple task to bend such an ear back into a normal position, but I will reveal the many procedures which have been developed over the years to accomplish the goal of reducing the prominence, without creating secondary, undesirable, conspicuous folds, ridges, and abnormalities. New articles continue to appear which indicate that the ideal, simple technique has not been developed or that the newer, better techniques which gave satisfactory results have not been tried and perfected by the new author.

I have tried many of them and can assure you that to try a new technique which gives commendable results in one author's hands does not mean that it will in someone else's hands. It is usually necessary to perform a procedure several times before we may consider it perfected.

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