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Ann Plast Surg. 2011 Nov;67(5):547-50. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31820944d7.

Mozart ear: diagnosis, treatment, and literature review.

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. yamaken@ck9.so-net.ne.jp

Abstract

Mozart ear is a congenital auricular deformity, which is mainly characterized by a bulging appearance of the anterosuperior portion of the auricle, a convexly protruded cavum conchae, and a slit-like narrowing of the orifice of the external auditory meatus. It is said to be uncommon, and because no one has yet fully described neither the disease nor the treatment, the concept of Mozart ear has not been unified. This report describes a case of a 13-year-old girl presented with an unusual congenital deformity which showed the features of Mozart ear. It is an extremely rare deformity that only about 4 clinical cases have been reported in medical literature thereby a treatment method has not been fully discussed. For surgical correction of our cases, we excised deformed conchal cartilage, turned it over, regrafted, and maintained a cosmetically positive result. We also reviewed and described the origin, current concept, and treatment method of Mozart ear.

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10.1097/SAP.0b013e31820944d7
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