Otoplasty: results of suturing and scoring techniques

TOPLU Y. , Sapmaz E., Toplu S. A. , Deliktas H.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, cilt.271, ss.1885-1889, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 271 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00405-013-2677-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1885-1889


In this study, we evaluated our otoplasty surgery results in patients with prominent ears. A total of 76 ears in 42 patients (20 male, 22 female; mean age 14; range 6-34 years) who underwent otoplasty surgery under general anesthesia between April 2005 and February 2012 were evaluated retrospectively. Of the 76 surgical cases, while 65 were operated on for the first time (primary), 6 had had previous unsuccessful surgical interventions at other institutes (secondary) and 5 were our own revision surgery cases. Of the primary cases; 11 had unilateral and 27 had bilateral surgery. Postoperative follow-ups were performed at week one, months one, three and six and at 1 year. While 60 of the 65 primary surgeries and all 6 of the secondary surgeries had successful results, 5 cases required revision surgery. The revision otoplasty surgeries were found to be successful in all patients on follow-up visits. Otoplasty surgery is an effective treatment method with high success rates for patients with prominent ears.