European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 186–187 | Cite as

A splint for nonsurgical correction of cryptotia

  • K. Matsuo
  • T. Hirose
Ideas and Innovations


A method for making an apparatus for nonsurgical correction of cryptotia from a paper clip and the tube of a scalp vein puncture needle is described. These materials can be found in any clinic or hospital and are easy to process without complex tools.

Key words

Cryptotia Nonsurgical correction Paper clip Scalp vein puncture needle 


  1. 1.
    Hirose T, Tomono T, Matsuo K, Katohda S, Takahashi N, Iwasawa M, Satoh R (1985) Cryptotia—our classification on and treatment. Br J Plast Surg 38:352–360PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Matsuo K, Hirose T, Iwasawa M, Katohda S, Takahashi N, Koh B (1984) Nonsurgical correction of congenital auricular deformities in the early neonate. A preliminary report. Plast Reconstr Surg 73:38–59PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Matsuo
    • 1
  • T. Hirose
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Plastic SurgeryShinshu University HospitalMatsumotoJapan

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