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Prominent ear deformity is the most common congenital abnormality of the external ear. It affects both sexes equally. The failure of antihelical fold structure, a deep conchal bowl or combination of the two problems may result in prominent ears.The aim of otoplasty should be reshape these anatomical problems. Otoplasty is a frequent aesthetic operation among pediatric population. The deformity has an autosomal-dominant hereditary pattern. Otoplasty is a procedure that can be performed by different disciplines as facial plastic surgery including otorhinolaryngology, plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery. Cartilage-incision techniques and suture-placement techniques are the approaches for correction the prominent ears. Prominent ears are very important in diary social life. This situation is more important among children. Physicological distress, emotional trauma and behavioral problems can cause a complicated situation. Today, in modern medicine, it has been getting more important to obtain the benefit of any surgical procedure among children and adults.There is a little data about Health-Related Quality Of Life (HRQOL ) or health status impact after this operations.
In this review we wanted to underline the importance of the Health-Related Quality Of Life among children after otoplasty, by the help of the literature.
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