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The Correction of Auricular and Mandibular Deformities in Auriculo-Condylar Syndrome

Ozturk, Sendar MD*; Sengezer, Mustafa MD*; Isik, Selcuk MD*; Gul, Davut MD

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2005 - Volume 16 - Issue 3 - p 489-492
doi: 10.1097/01.SCS.0000147655.94656.0D
Brief Clinical Notes

Auriculo-condylar syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome. The characteristic features of the syndrome are auricular deformity and mandibular hypoplasia. The special auricular deformity is called a question mark ear because of the appearance of the auricle. A 21-year-old male patient with auriculo-condylar syndrome is presented. The auricular deformities are treated by local flaps and anterior scoring. The mandibular contour deformity is corrected by porous polyethylene implant. Both reconstructions were successful, and patient satisfaction was good.

From the Departments of *Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Medical Genetics, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey.

Ankara, Turkey

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Fatih Zor, Corlu Askeri Hastanesi, Plastik Cerrahi Klinigi, 59850, Corlu, Tekirdag, Turkey. E-mail: fatihzor@yahoo.com

© 2005 Mutaz B. Habal, MD