Ear deformities occur in a number of conditions. Some patients are born with absent (microtia), protruding or drooping ears, due to weak or poorly formed cartilage. Traumatic deformities of the ear also occur due to trauma (e.g.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. ("AAO-HNS") recognizes microtia and anotia as congential birth defects. These conditions are associated with appreciable psychological and functional ramifications if left untreated.
Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-59)DescriptionMeasures the spectrum of psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearanceTargeted Age> 16 yearsItems (Domains)59 (5)Esti
Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-24)DescriptionMeasures psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearanceTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)24 (N/A)Estimated Completion Time
Facial Line Outcomes (FLO) QuestionnaireDescriptionEvaluates the degree to which patients consider their upper facial lines to bother them; make them look older than they would like; detract from their facial appearance; prevent them from having a s
Skin Cancer Index (SCI)DescriptionAssesses quality of life in patients with nonmelanoma skin cancerTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)15 (3)Estimated Completion Time> 10 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Rhee JS, Matthews BA,