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Frontal Cicatricial Alopecia: An Unusual Complication of Otoplasty

Volume 10 - Issue 1

Yuksel Toplu*

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    • Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Inonu, Turkey
    • *Corresponding author: Yuksel Toplu, Inonu University Medical Faculty, Otorhinolaryngology Department Malatya, Turkey

Received:October 08, 2018;   Published: October 16, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.10.001905

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Abstract

Prominent ears are common abnormalities that can have negative effects on the psychological development of pediatric patients. An otoplasty is a frequently performed cosmetic surgery used to correct prominent ears. Although there are many otoplastic methods, all of them have some associated risks and/or complications. Here we discussed an unusual complication of otoplasty, frontal cicatricial alopecia, also called scarring alopecia, which refers to a group of rare disorders that destroy hair follicles. The follicles are then replaced with scar tissue, causing permanent hair loss. This complication was caused by a postoperative over-stretched ear bandage and has not yet been defined in the PubMed literature. Surgeons should be aware of the amount of pressure created by a bandage, as well as any possible tissue reactions from the otoplastic materials, including the bandage, Beta fix, gauze and sutures, to avoid this complication.

Keywords : Otoplasty; Bandage; Cicatricial alopecia

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