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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Aug;123(8):818-20.

Distortion of the auriculocephalic angle following rhytidectomy. Recognition and prevention.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Calif, USA.


Distortion of ear protrusion after rhytidectomy results in an aesthetically unfavorable appearance. We have seen cases in which the auriculocephalic angle has widened postoperatively, producing a noticeable deformity. Herein, we report 3 cases that resulted in abnormal postsurgical ear protrusion. We also discuss prevention through the use of conchal setback sutures.

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