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J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg. 1998 Jul;25(5):818-824. Korean. Original Article.
Park DH , Kim TM , Han DG , Ahn KY .
Abstract

The key points of treatment of cryptotia are the elevation of invaginated ear helix and the correction of deformed cartilage. Prevention of stabilized cartilage contouring from returning to the previous state is also important. The authors carried cartilage plasty by modified Fukuda's method that several incisions are made along the crus, and then the crus is flattened using mattress suture in cases of mild cartilage deformity. In cases of severe cartilage deformity, the cartilage plasty by Onizuka method was carried. The cartilage graft from cavum on concha served as a splint for prevention of recurrence of cartilage deformities. We have repaired 13 cryptotic deformities in 9 patients with aesthetically satisfactory results using vertical incision at the superior crus of antihelix with mattress suture or cartilage graft from cavum of concha for cartilage correction.The correction of deformed cartilage by modified Fukida or Onizuka method is a good option for the treatment of cryptotia.

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