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Journal of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 2001;2(1):83-86.
Treatment of Secondary Macrotia Caused by Vascular Malformation: Report of Two Cases.
Taik Jong Lee, Seung Ho Lee
Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Korea. tjlee@www.amc.seoul.kr
Macrotia is defined as an abnormal enlargement of the pinna or external ear. There is, however, no specific description of whether these abnormalities involve only a part or the total structure of the ear. Arbitrarily macrotia can be classified into two groups. One is primary macrotia which is an inherited deformity at birth. The other is secondary macrotia which is enlarged by high blood flow vascular lesions such as vascular malformation. We have performed the ear reduction on two secondary macrotia patients in the past two years. In the first case, ear reduction was executed by means of Gersuny's method which excises a long scaphal crescent. In the second case, modified Peer & Walker's method was used in order to decrease the vertical height and width concomitantly. We present two cases of macrotia and simple and technically easy ear reduction procedure with acceptable result.
Keywords: Macrotia; Ear reduction
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