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Medico-Legal Evaluation of Keloid Formation Following Prominent Ear Correction: Malpractice or Complication?

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posted on 2023-04-26, 14:32 authored by Canser Yilmaz Demir, Yavuz Hekimoglu, Mahmut AsirdizerMahmut Asirdizer


Prominent ear is an anatomic auricular deformity seen in 5% of the population.

Keloid formation may occur following prominent ear correction operations.

Such undesirable results can lead to a claim of medical malpractice.

It is necessary to determine whether the undesired outcome is a complication or malpractice.

The physician’s compliance with the standards of care and patient rights is decisive in this distinction.


No financial support has been received for this study.


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Medical Faculty of Bahcesehir University

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  • Turkey

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