Issue N# 2 - 2003
HOW I DO IT?
Otoplasty for prominent ears in children. The technique adopted in the Portmann Institute.
Authors : H. Abou Mayaleh, H. S. Khalil, D. Portmann, M. Négrevergne (Bordeaux)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2003;124,2:135-136.
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The Otoplasty technique adopted in the Portmann Institute is a simple rapid technique that maintains the natural contours of the auricle with minimal risk of infection. The technique involves excision of a large ellipse of skin from the mastoid surface of the auricle and reflection of remaining skin to the edge of the helix. The subcutaneous and muscular tissues on the mastoid bone are excised and the mastoid surface of the auricular cartilage scored with monopolar diathermy. After haemostasis, the wound is closed using continuous long-term absorbable sutures. A dressing and bandage are applied and the child is monitored for 10 days. A head bandage is applied at night for one month with use of a sun-screen cream on the scar at daytime.
Price : 8.50 €