Congenital cleft earlobe: Technique for repair of a triple-lobe type defect

Sharon S. Stanley, Seth R. Thaller

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Congenital cleft earlobe is a rare clinical entity that results from failure of fusion during embryologic development. In contrast to acquired earlobe clefts, congenital defects are usually associated with tissue loss, thereby complicating surgical repair. The authors present the case of a 22-year-old female with a triple-lobe type of congenital cleft earlobe and discuss their technique for repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2310-2311
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2018


  • Cleft earlobe
  • Ear deformity
  • Ear malformations
  • Earlobe
  • Lobule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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