Volume 13, Issue 3 (September 2015)                   IRJ 2015, 13(3): 126-130 | Back to browse issues page

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Mardani M A, Aminian G, Arazpour M, Fayaz A, Eglali M, Tabatabaian F, et al . Prosthetic Reconstruction for a Child with a Congenital Bilateral Ear Deformity: Case Report . IRJ. 2015; 13 (3) :126-130
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-473-en.html
1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (1356 Views)

Objectives: Microtia is the most commonly seen congenital ear defect, and involves an auricular deformity either unilaterally or bilaterally. The aim of this study was to fabricate silicone prostheses for a child with bilateral microtia using an innovative technique.

Methods: This method involved the construction of bilateral ear prostheses using clips, which were located within the layers of the silicone superstructure. 

Results: Surgical reconstruction was not indicated due to the patient’s age; so prosthetic reconstruction was advised in this case.

Discussion: Two prosthetic ears were manufactured, with one being attached using an adhesive method and the other by a self suspension method. The child and his parents were very satisfied by the cosmetic and aesthetic appearance of the prostheses fitted. This technique has been proven to be suitable for pediatric patients with microtia.

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Type of Study: Case Reports |
Received: 2015/06/20 | Accepted: 2015/08/22 | Published: 2015/09/1

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