Abdominal cleft palate is a common, minor developmental defect that is largely hereditary. It can be on one side, but usually it is on both. It is usually associated with protruding ear lobes and various deviations in the shape of the pinna. The cause is either an increased angle of attachment of the concha (above 40°), or an increase in the dorsal wall of the cavitas conchae.
The cosmetic treatment consists of otoplasty by softening the cartilage, its small cuts and incisions, and the final remodeling and fixation of the auricle in a new position.
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