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Protruding ears are minor, but the most common congenital external ear deformity. Genetic inheritance follows variable
penetrance. This report outcome following incisionless Otoplasty, a minimally invasive surgical technique that can be used
to treat protruding ears. We retrospectively reviewed patients (n=12) who underwent an incisionless otoplasty by a single
surgeon between April 2011 and May 2014 at the Yunus Emre Goverment Hospital. Surgical results were assessed by using preand
post-operative protrusion measurements, and complication rates. Research Ethics Board approval was granted through
the same hospital. Descriptive statistics were reported. Twelve patients (mean age 23.8?4.7 years) underwent an incisionless
otoplasty with an average follow-up of 40.7-8.6 weeks . Pre- and post-operative measurements, respectively, for both ears
combined were 25.3 mm and 16.1 mm at the level of the most superior helical point, 28.4 mm and 16.7 mm at the superior
conchal attachment, 26.2 mm and 16.9 mm at the inferior conchal attachment, and 15.8 mm and 15.1 mm at the lobule.
Only one patient exhibited asymmetry necessitating revision surgery. Two patient extruded sutures, one of which experienced
localized suture abscesses. No patients developed post-operative haematomas or perichondritis. Incisionless otoplasty seems
to be safe and successful in patients with protruding ears and is associated with few complications.
Vural Fidan has completed his PhD at the age of 23 years from Hacettepe University and Postdoctoral studies from Karadeniz Technical University School of Medicine
and Ankara Research Hospital. He is still working at Yunus Emre Goverment Hospital. He has published more than 25 papers in reputed journals and serving as an
Editorial Board Member of repute.
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