EAR RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY: OUTCOME ANALYSIS OF 108 PATIENTS

  • Ghazanfar Ali Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Sikandar Ali Khan Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Habib Ur Rehman Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Atif Rafique Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Ghulam Fareed Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Maqbool Raza Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Age, Association, Cognitive impairment, Gender, Social Support

Abstract

Objective: To find out the outcome of the ear Reconstruction and its association with improvement in psychological wellbeing along with physical benefits.

Study Design: A cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Plastic Surgery and ENT, Combined Military Hospital Quetta and Multan in liaison with the department of Psychiatry, from Jan 2017 to Jan 2021.

Methodology: A sample size of 108 was estimated while keeping level of significance 5%, confidence level 90%, estimated true proportion 63% based on the observation made in the study by Steffen, and 5% of absolute precision. Specific performas were filled by the patient pre and post operatively and data analysis was performed using SPSS-20.

Results: The mean age was 20 ± 8.75 years with a range of 12-29 years. Thirteen (11.11%) were male and ninety-five (87.8%) were females, 14 (12.9%) were married, 94 (86%) were un-married and all (100%) had social support. Fifty-two (48.1%) had primary education. Ninety-four (94%) were un-employed. Fifty-five (50.9%) of participants had congenital ear defect. Ninetyeight (90.7%) of the participants showed confidence in surgical procedure and would go for the same procedure if required, 5 (4.6%) said no to the same procedure while 8 (7.4%) did not know whether to opt for same procedure.

Conclusion: Ear Reconstruction is a very rewarding procedure for surgeon and patients. Apart from aesthetic and functional improvement it also enhances the self-esteem of the patients.

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Published
2021-12-28
How to Cite
Ali, G., Khan, S., Rehman, H., Rafique, A., Fareed, G., & Raza, M. (2021). EAR RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY: OUTCOME ANALYSIS OF 108 PATIENTS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 71(Suppl-3), S565-68. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71iSuppl-3.7939
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