Ann Plast Reconstr Surg | Volume 5, Issue 3 | Research Article | Open Access

Posterior Auricular Muscle Pull-Back (PAMP) Technique for Prominent Ear Correction

Bekir Atik*

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Bekir Atik 

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Background: The prominent ear is an anatomical disorder characterized by a large angle between the auricle and the skull. One of the main causes of the problem is that the transverse auricular muscle cannot develop sufficiently. This muscle is in the area between antihelix and antitragus, called primary plica, and the transverse auricular muscle sticks here. The muscle reaches the concha and fixes the antihelix to the concha. In this study, the posterior auricular muscle was separated from its adherence to the concha and advanced to the primary plica point instead of the transverse muscle and the results were evaluated.
Material and Method: 12 girls and 8 boys were examined in the study. The efficacy and recurrence status of this operation was evaluated by measuring the distance between the auricle and the skull in 0 and 6 months before and after the operation in mm. The results were compared with the "Student's T-Test".
Result: If the p values obtained in the test results were <0.05, they were considered significant and no recurrence was observed in any case. In addition to the classical techniques known with this technique, it was concluded that recurrence due to loosening of the sutures can be prevented by using the posterior auricular muscle flap.


Atik B. Posterior Auricular Muscle Pull-Back (PAMP) Technique for Prominent Ear Correction. Ann Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021;5(3):1080..

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