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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 177-179

An unusual cause of unilateral prominent ear: Dermoid cyst

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Avicenna Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Dr. Alpay Duran
Avicenna Hospital, Istanbul
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DOI: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_42_18

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The etiology of ear protrusion is multifactorial and poorly understood. Prominent ear deformities with an autosomal inheritance pattern are found in 5% of caucasian population. However, pathological causes are very rare. The only dermoid cyst case causing prominent ear deformity was reported by Meagher and Morrison in English literature. We present a case of postauricular dermoid cyst causing unilateral prominent ear deformity.

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