Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(4): 271-275
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-865385
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The Modified Converse Technique in Combination with Cavum Rotation

Stefan Mattheis1 , Ralf Siegert1
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Prosper Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ruhr University Bochum, Recklinghausen, Germany
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Publication Date:
18 March 2005 (online)


We report our experiences in 210 patients with protruding ears who underwent a surgical correction of their deformity using a modified “Converse technique.” The technique combines a posterior incomplete cartilage incision with permanent cartilage sutures and a cavum rotation if necessary. The described technique provides a good anterior width and normal relief, with shaped anthelix and crus superior, can be achieved.