Distortion of ear protrusion after rhytidectomy results in an aesthetically unfavorable appearance. We have seen cases in which the auriculocephalic angle has widened postoperatively, producing a noticeable deformity. Herein, we report 3 cases that resulted in abnormal postsurgical ear protrusion. We also discuss prevention through the use of conchal setback sutures.
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123:818-820.
Newman JP, Koch RJ, Goode RL, Brennan HG. Distortion of the Auriculocephalic Angle Following Rhytidectomy: Recognition and Prevention. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123(8):818–820. doi:10.1001/archotol.1997.01900080050005
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