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One-step technique for esthetic earlobe repair

Authors

  • Savita Yadav MD,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
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  • Rishu Sarangal MD,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
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  • Sunil Dogra MD, DNB

    Corresponding author
    • Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
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Correspondence: Dr. S Dogra, Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh 160012, India. E-mail: sundogra@hotmail.com

Summary

Earlobe tear is a common cause for earlobe disfigurement. Different techniques described in the literature for earlobe repair usually require re-piercing of the ear after some time at a different site avoiding the scar tissue. If re-piercing is performed at the original site because of cosmetic reasons, there is risk of tract elongation. We describe a new technique in which polypropylene deep buried suture is left in situ to strengthen the repaired scar tissue with preservation of perforation at the upper end of the slit, thereby giving good cosmetic result to the patient in single sitting.

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