Congenital Inverted Conchal Bowl Deformity: Proposed Technique

Ryan M. Dickey, Emily L. Geisler, Christopher A. Derderian

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Congenital inverted conchal bowl is a rare deformity with unknown etiology. Its occurrence poses both functional and aesthetic difficulties for patients. We report 2 cases of congenital inverted conchal bowl deformity in an 8-year-old male and 17-year-old female. Both patients were first evaluated in a delayed fashion with concern for difficulty hearing, poor hygiene, and aesthetic concerns. Patient presentation, surgical management, and 6-month follow-up results are presented. Both patients had improved functional and aesthetic outcome after surgical correction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1831-1832
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • Conchal bowl
  • congenital ear deformity
  • ear reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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