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Otoplasty: experience with a modification using a drill, and literature review

  • Y Bajaj (a1), A Rokade (a2) and P R De (a2)

More than 200 techniques have been described for correction of prominent ears, indicating that there is no single, widely accepted procedure that has been adopted by most surgeons. This article presents a simplified surgical method for correction of prominent ears. One hundred and twenty-eight otoplasties were performed on 70 patients using the described technique. The main modification of the technique was the use of a diamond burr drill to thin the cartilage posteriorly. Good aesthetic results were obtained in most patients.

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Address for correspondence: Mr Y Bajaj, 2, Tall Trees, Leeds LS17 7WA, UK. Fax: 0113 2663305 E-mail:
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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-laryngology-and-otology
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