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Question 9#

A 7-year-old has cryptotia. Which of the following operative techniques is most appropriate for correction?

a. Advancement of the third crus of the antihelix
b. Partial detachment of the folded segment of helical cartilage from the scapha and repositioning of the helix with sutures
c. Placement of sutures from the conchal bowl to the mastoid fascia
d. Rasping of the anterior surface of the antihelical cartilage to create the antihelix
e. Separation of the superior auricle from the temporal skin with placement of a retro-auricular skin graft

Correct Answer is E

Comment:

Separation of the superior auricle from the temporal skin with placement of a retro-auricular skin graft.

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