A simplified technique of otoplasty: The temporary kaye suture

Academic Article


  • The prominent or lop ear is often characterized by the absence of the antihelical fold. Various methods have been described to correct the deformity. Many involve placement of permanent sutures to reform the cartilage into the proper shape to correct the deformity. Marking the antihelical fold on the cartilage can be difficult and time-consuming when performing an otoplasty. By placing several percutaneous stay sutures from the anterior we are able to adjust the level of fold finely on the antihelix. We describe a technique that is simple, quick, and precise.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 23983819
  • Author List

  • De La Torre J; Tenenhaus M; Douglas BK; Swinburne JK
  • Start Page

  • 94
  • End Page

  • 96
  • Volume

  • 41
  • Issue

  • 1