ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF AURICULAR LOBULOPLASTY: A STUDY OF 446 PATIENTSAbstract
Objectives: Ears are an important part in our facial aesthetics and cosmetics. Complete and partial ear cleft patients are routine in the ENT outpatient department for surgical repair. The objective of this study is to evaluate the surgical outcomes of auricular lobuloplasty. Methods: Total 446 patients who underwent auricular lobuloplasty were included in this study. Demographic characteristics, the average duration of earrings worn, presence of complications and other factors were evaluated. Result: The mean follow-up was 9 months, with the shortest and the longest follow-up being 6 and 12 months, respectively. Surgeries were performed under local anesthesia in 446 cases. There were very few postoperative complications, and revision surgery was needed in 7 out of 446. Conclusion: Multiple surgical techniques exist for repairing earlobe deformities. Auricular lobuloplasty via sandwich technique is a surgical procedure that has several advantages, including safety ease of use, effectiveness, cheap, and without any advanced skills and instrument need.
Pranat N. Majmundar, Hetal H. Chauhan and Nirmal P. Patel *
Department of ENT, GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India.
08 February 2022
21 March 2022
27 April 2022
01 September 2022