Studies on congenital ear deformities agree on certain facts regarding their epidemiology.
- Aki F.E.
- Kaimoto C.L.
- Katayama M.L.
- et al.
Correction of Stahl's ear.
Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2000; 24: 382-385
- Ullman Y.
- Blazer S.
- Ramon Y.
- et al.
Early non-surgical correction of congenital auricular deformities.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002; 109: 907-913
3Firstly, there is no consensus concerning the true incidence and prevalence of different kinds of ‘deformed auricles’. Secondly, some of the mild congenital ear deformities will disappear spontaneously during the first year of life and hence the prevalence of a specific deformity among older children is expected to be lower than the incidence of the same deformity at birth. Thirdly, the prominent ear deformity is the most common and has a prevalence of about 5% in the white population. Finally, some rare ear deformities are more prevalent in certain races and the best given example is the Stahl's ear deformity which is more commonly seen among orientals, particularly the Japanese. The senior author (MMA) has noted that Stahl's ear deformity is common among the Saudi population and hence the following study was done to investigate the prevalence of this deformity and to compare it with the prevalence of other ear deformities.
- Taltidede S.
- Gonen E.
- Bas L.
Bilateral Stahl's ear: a rarely seen anomaly.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005; 115: 345-346
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- Correction of Stahl's ear.Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2000; 24: 382-385
- Early non-surgical correction of congenital auricular deformities.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002; 109: 907-913
- Bilateral Stahl's ear: a rarely seen anomaly.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005; 115: 345-346
- Stahl's ear caused by an abnormal intrinsic muscle.Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999; 103: 171-174
- The crumpled-ear deformity.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001; 108: 30-37
Published online: July 24, 2006
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