Stahl syndrome, known also as "Satiro's ear", is a deformation of the auricle described in the nineteeth century by Stahl who included it in a classification of various deformities of ear:-Helix transversus spleniformis-Crus anthelicis trifurcata-Crus superior turgidumAt present Stahl's ear is included in the second group for the abnonnal cartilaginous pleat which extends from the Crus anthelix to the edge of elix deforming in this way the regular curvature of ear and amplifying the triangular hole. It's frequently associated to other aesthetic deformities of the auricle itself and above all among oriental peoples; the pathogenetic origin of this deformation has to be connected with an hereditary, familial character confirmed by the diffusion of this deformation among the members of the same family, reaching its highest expression in identical twins where its manifestation is about at seventy-five percent. Besides the hereditary-familial hypothesis, we find a second hypothesis according to which the cartilaginous deformity is connected with an altered growth of an instrinsic muscle of ear, the transverse muscle [1,4]. The solution of the problem is surgical, through the Chongcet technique , modified and applied in the post-operating using particular remedies.
|Titolo:||Stahl syndrome in clinical practice|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|