J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg.  1998 Oct;25(7):1364-1369.

Correction of "low-set"ear with fascia lata


"Low-set" ear is the deformity which is related with the gentic diseases such as hemifacial microsomia, Turner's syndrome, neurofibromatosis and with the old hemangioma. Much attention is paid to correction of congenital or posttraumatic external ear deformity, but there is little description about the techniques for repositioning of the malpositioned ear. We successfully corrected 2 cases of the "low-set" ear deformity associated with neurofibromatosis using a strip of fascia lata; 1. As a suspension from concha cartilage to pericranium and deep temporal fascia. 2. As a sling form around the auricular cartilage fixating to pericranium and deep temporal fascia. With the above techniques, we can get good results of relatively permanent repositioning of the malpositioned ear even after 6 months or more postoperatively.

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