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      Mythological ears, a real deformity: A case of bilateral Stahl's ears in a South African girl

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          Stahl's ear is a rare congenital deformity of the pinna with a third crus resulting in an 'elf-like', 'Vulcan-like' or 'satyr-like' appearance with pointing of the ears. Early recognition of the condition allows successful early conservative treatment and may avoid the need for surgical correction at a later stage. We present the case of a 7-year-old South African girl with bilateral Stahl's ears, who presented with psychological distress as a result of being ridiculed at her school. The deformity was surgically corrected with a good cosmetic result and patient satisfaction.

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              Evaluation of Stahl's ear, third crus of antihelix.

               A. Yamada,  O Fukuda (1980)
              In our unit, 38 patients with Stahl's ear were seen in thirteen years. We found no characteristic distribution, in terms of either sex or affected side. We classified the condition into four types, and corrected it by excision of a narrow strip of cartilage and mattress sutures or in some cases by turning over the elliptical cartilage.
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                Role: ND
                Journal
                sajch
                South African Journal of Child Health
                S. Afr. j. child health
                Health & Medical Publishing Group (Cape Town )
                1994-3032
                May 2013
                : 7
                : 2
                : 68-69
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Kimberley Hospital Complex South Africa
                [2 ] Kimberley Hospital Complex South Africa
                Article
                S1999-76712013000200008
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                Categories
                Health Care Sciences & Services

                Health & Social care

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