n South African Journal of Child Health - Mythological ears, a real deformity : a case of bilateral Stahl's ears in a South African girl : case report
|Article Title||Mythological ears, a real deformity : a case of bilateral Stahl's ears in a South African girl : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Child Health|
|Affiliations||1 Kimberley Hospital Complex and 2 Kimberley Hospital Complex|
|Publication Date||May 2013|
|Pages||68 - 69|
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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