Spontaneously acquired unilateral macrotia in an adult: Case report Yetişkinde kendiliğinden edinilen tek taraflı makrotia: Olgu sunumu

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Cevizci R., DÜZLÜ M., Üstün Bezgin S., Göksu N.

Medeniyet Medical Journal, vol.30, no.4, pp.192-195, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/mmj.2015.192
  • Journal Name: Medeniyet Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.192-195
  • Keywords: Deformity, External ear, Macrotia
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Macrotia is one of the rare congenital external ear deformities. This deformity occurs when the measurements of the ear exceeds the standard values. However, enlargement of the ear may occur secondary to other causes and have clinical implications similar to true macrotia. In this report, we present an adult who had previously unilateral, slight auricular asymmetry on his left ear. His left ear enlarged spontaneously within the last four years without genetic, dermatological and rheumatological pathologies. We recommend considering other possibilities in the differential diagnosis and making comprehensive research before surgical intervention to the deformity.