MPS  Vol.2 No.2 , April 2012
Chong-Chet Anterior Scoring Technique for the Correction of Prominent Ears: Results in 30 Patients
ABSTRACT
A lot ofotoplasty techniques have been developed during the past years. However, there is no single perfect technique which is worldwide accepted. We present our assessment of a Chong-Chet anterior scoring technique for the correction of prominent ears which we applied in 30 patients between 2005 and 2010. This study is a report of creating a natural fold of cartilage using Chong-Chet anterior scoring technique by cartilage incision at the border between the antihelix and scapha, with medial scoring of the scapha and lateral scoring of the antihelix. Sutures were used to maintain the created fold. There were no major complications at the 1-year follow-up evaluation. None of the patients developed a recurrence, or retro protrusion of the helix which required a second operation for correction. The procedure is a simple surgical technique. The reconstructed ear shows reliable results in stability, size and normal convolutions. Furthermore, sharp cartilaginous ridges and hidden helix are avoided.

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N. Sivrioglu, S. Irkoren, B. Aksoy and E. Copcu, "Chong-Chet Anterior Scoring Technique for the Correction of Prominent Ears: Results in 30 Patients," Modern Plastic Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 39-42. doi: 10.4236/mps.2012.22010.
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