Short reports and correspondence| Volume 60, ISSUE 1, P100-101, January 2007

Earlobe perforation after prolonged use of a topical corticosteroid

Published:September 18, 2006DOI:
      Requests to surgically correct split earlobes are frequently received by plastic and reconstructive surgeons. The defect represents both a cosmetic and functional concern for the patient.
      • Boo-Chai K.
      The cleft earlobe.
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