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Surfer’s Ear Treatment: Chisel vs Drill
Image 1: Normal external ear canal and eardrum (left). Surfer’s ear or exostoses visibly protruding into the external ear canal and obscuring the ear drum. Grains of sand are also visibly adherent to the exostoses (right).

Surfer’s Ear Treatment: Chisel vs Drill

Surfer's ear (also known as exostoses) are bony ear canal growths that occur when the ear is routinely exposed to cold water and air. Many surfers, swimmers, and water adventurers…

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Otoplasty for Protruding Ears
Figure 1: Before (left) and after (right) otoplasty.

Otoplasty for Protruding Ears

Overview Otoplasty is the term given to various techniques to correct an over protruded ear. Although fully functional, over protruded ears can have devastating social consequences. Children with this anatomical…

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Keloid Treatment Options
Figure 1. Keloid lesion behind the right ear before and after cryotherapy treatment.

Keloid Treatment Options

A keloid is a scar that forms due to an overgrowth of collagen, a protein found in skin, at the site of a healing injury. Unlike typical scars, keloids grow…

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The Myth of “Ethnic Rhinoplasty”
Figure 1: Illustration depicting the individual bones and cartilage that comprise the nose.

The Myth of “Ethnic Rhinoplasty”

Why can’t all non-Caucasian noses be grouped together as ethnic? Cosmetic surgery has become less taboo and more pop-culture in the 21st century. Members of various racial/ethnic groups, who were…

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