Bermant Otoplasty Plastic Surgery of the Ears

External ear anatomy otoplasty - pinback ear surgery

anatomical structures of the external ear

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Otoplasty - The Anatomy of the External Ear

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otoplasty anatomy Anthelix (antihelix) - folded "Y" shaped part of the ear. Elevated ridge of cartilage between concha & scapha.
otoplasty ear anatomy The upper parts of this "Y" are the superior crux
ear anatomy for otoplasty and the inferior crux.
otoplasty ear anatomy Antitragus - lower cartilaginous edge of the conchal bowl just above the fleshy lobule of the ear.
  Auricle - the ear a projecting structure of skin cartilage and the hole for hearing.
anatomy of the ear Concha - the hollow bowl like portion of the outer ear next to the canal. An enlarged concha forces the outer ear away from the scalp.
ear anatomy for otoplasty Helix is the outer frame of the auricle, it is a rolled up edge.
ear anatomy Lobe (lobule) - fleshy lower portion of the ear
ear anatomy Scapha - scooped out section between the antihelix and helix. This is the outer depression near the ear edge.
ear anatomy for otoplasty Tragus - small projection just in front of the ear canal

Conchal Angle - The angle the concha makes with the side of the head. The concha can be close to the ear or protrude to different degrees.

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