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DO YOU HAVE A CHILD 

BORN WITH MICROTIA? 

If you are reading these lines, it is obvious that you have a child born with microtia and you want to be informed about the treatment of your child. We have aimed to guide you through this website that we have prepared in order to inform you in detail ...

This condition, called "Microtia" in Latin, which means "small ear", is a congenital developmental anomaly that affects the structures of the external auditory canal, middle ear, and the auricle.

ARE YOU AN ADULT BORN WITH MICROTIA ? 

EAR RECONSTRUCTIONS IN ADULTS

If you are an adult who was born with microtia and has not yet had surgery, we have good news for you. As with children with microtia, it is possible for us to make a new auricle for you with a ...

If you are an adult who was born with microtia and has not yet had surgery, we have good news for you. As with children with microtia, it is possible for us to make a new auricle for you with a ...
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HAVE YOU HAD AN 

UNSUCCESSFUL SURGERY 

BEFORE ?

SECONDARY EAR RECONSTRUCTIONS

Unfortunately, we see many patients who come to us after unsuccessful operations performed by unskilled surgeons in our country and abroad...

Unfortunately, we see many patients who come to us after unsuccessful operations performed by unskilled surgeons in our country and abroad...

What is Microtia?

Around the world, 1 in every 10,000 babies is born without developing the auricle. This condition, which is called “MICROTIA” in the medical literature, is a congenital developmental anomaly that affects the ear canal and middle ear structures as well as the auricle. Read more >>>

Throughout the world, approximately every 1 child out of 10,000 is born without developing an auricle. It is a condition that is two times more common in boys than in girls. It is usually unilateral (90%), but sometimes there may be bilateral cases. In unilateral cases, the right side is twice as much prone to microtia than the left side.

1st Degree

Around the world, 1 in every 10,000 babies is born without developing the auricle. This condition, which is called “MICROTIA” in the medical literature, is a congenital developmental anomaly that affects the ear canal and middle ear structures as well as the auricle. 

2nd Degree - Conchal Type (Small-Large)

This is the most common type, and there is a small formation in the form of a "peanut" with a deformed cartilage tissue instead of the auricle. The auditory canal is completely closed.

3rd Degree - Lobule Type

In some patients, there is no remnant of the auricle. This condition is called 4th degree microtia or "ANOTIA", that is, congenital absence of ear.

4th Degree- Anotia

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WHAT CAUSES MICROTIA?

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF MICROTIA?

I know that they are now ready for life, to write their own stories, to walk their own path, and I have great hope that they will make the world a better place. Yes, I believe with all my heart that they can achieve this because I know that being born with small ears does not prevent being a “big person”. May the roads be open.

In the light of the information obtained from the researches on the formation mechanism, even if it is believed that this situation occurs due to the insufficiency of the Stapedial Artery, which is the main vessel that provides blood circulation, the factors affecting this vessel have not yet been clarified. Read More >>>

WHEN A CHILD IS BORN WITH MICROTIA

WHAT HAPPENS?

In the light of the information obtained from the researches on the formation mechanism, even if it is believed that this situation occurs due to the insufficiency of the Stapedial Artery, which is the main vessel that provides blood circulation, the factors affecting this vessel have not yet been clarified

If you are reading these lines, you obviously have a child born with microtia or you are an individual with microtia. We aimed that this website, which we have prepared to inform you, will be a guide for the examinations and treatments that will be experienced from the birth of a child with microtia...

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The methods used to make a new auricle in children born without the development of the auricle are divided into two groups as "ALLOPLASTIC" methods using artificial materials and "AUTOGENIC" methods that make ears with the patient's own tissues.

FOR A CHILD WITH MICROTIA

EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS TO BE DONE

In children with microtia, the hearing screening test should be performed before the child leaves the hospital where they were born.

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MICROTIA TREATMENT OPTIONS

I know that they are now ready for life, to write their own stories, to walk their own path, and I have great hope that they will make the world a better place. Yes, I believe with all my heart that they can achieve this because I know that being born with small ears does not prevent being a “big person”. May the roads be open.

The methods used to make a new auricle in children born without the development of the auricle are divided into two groups as "ALLOPLASTIC" methods using artificial materials and "AUTOGENIC" methods that make ears with the patient's own tissues... Read More >>>

The most preffered method in the world for the treatment of microtia. "auricular reconstruction with human's own tissues" is completed with 2 surgeries performed under general anesthesia with an interval of at least 6 months.

The most preffered method in the world for the treatment of microtia. "auricular reconstruction with human's own tissues" is completed with 2 surgeries performed under general anesthesia with an interval of at least 6 months.

HOW IS AN

AUTOLOGOUS EAR
RECONSTRUCTION

PERFORMED ?

WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN CHOOSING A DOCTOR?

THE MOST IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION IN THE TREATMENT OF MICROTIA IS FINDING THE RIGHT DOCTOR.

WHO IS A MICROTIA SURGEON ?

Although many surgeons around the world claim to have made auricle, there are very few surgeons who have achieved results that are considered successful, that is, they can make an ear that looks like a normal ear.

Although many surgeons around the world claim to have made auricle, there are very few surgeons who have achieved results that are considered successful, that is, they can make an ear that looks like a normal ear. The number of experts who stand out with their excellent results around the world...

IT IS MUCH DIFFICULT TO FIX BADLY MADE EAR MADE EAR THAN CONSTRUCTING A NEW EAR!

As a doctor and father, throughout my professional life, I always asked the question, "WOULD I PERFORM THIS SURGERY IF THE PATIENT WAS MY OWN CHILD?" when making decisions about the surgeries that I will perform on my pediatric patients. Because of my belief in this moral value, I always refrained from applying new methods on my patients that have not been proven to be safe and effective in clinical studies.

WHY DONT I PREFERE ARTIFICIAL SOLUTIONS ? 

As a doctor and father, throughout my professional life, I always asked the question, "WOULD I PERFORM THIS SURGERY IF THE PATIENT WAS MY OWN CHILD?" when making decisions about the surgeries that I will perform on my pediatric patients. Because of my belief in this moral value, I always refrained from applying new methods on my patients that have not been proven to be safe and effective in clinical studies. When I consider the methods available today for auricular reconstruction from the same point of view, I decided not to use the auricular implants made from polypropylene, which is a petroleum-derived substance and for which serious side effects have been reported in unbiased clinical studies. 

Although as scientists we are continuing our studies to construct an auricle by producing an "artificial cartilage" from stem cells in order to create an alternative for ear construction other than these artificial materials that do not adjust with the human body, the results of ear constructions performed by transplanting cartilage models produced in the laboratory in the form of ears into the human body are unfortunately also not at the desired level yet.

 

TODAY, THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO REPLACE AN AURICLE CONSTRUCTED WITH A PERSON'S OWN TISSUES, YET. 

RESULT, TODAY, THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO REPLACE AN AUDIO MADE OF HUMAN'S OWN TISSUE!

To find answers to your questions on this subject, please carefully examine the special information in the link that reflects the results of international scientific studies and the comparative table comparing natural cartilage and artificial implant methods.

They Are "HAPPY" Children Now

Each of the children who come to our clinic from different parts of our country and the world for the treatment of microtia is unique and different. I chat with them and ask them what they want to be in the future and their dreams. Each of them has a different answer, different dreams. When I look into the eyes of those children as I bid them farewell to their new lives after ear production, I see the same thing every time: a great happiness and a completed self-confidence. I know that they are now ready for life, to write their own stories, to walk their own path, and I have great hope that they will make the world a better place. Yes, I believe with all my heart that they can achieve this because I know that being born with small ears does not prevent being a “big person”.

Each of the children who come to our clinic from different parts of our country and the world for the treatment of microtia is unique and different. I chat with them and ask them what they want to be in the future and their dreams. Each of them has a different answer, different dreams. When I look into the eyes of those children as I bid them farewell to their new lives after ear production, I see the same thing every time: a great happiness and a completed self-confidence.0BB49CFD0_1_105_c.jpeg
 I know that they are now ready for life, to write their own stories, to walk their own path, and I have great hope that they will make the world a better place. Yes, I believe with all my heart that they can achieve this because I know that being born with small ears does not prevent being a “big person”. May the roads be open.
Each of the children who come to our clinic from different parts of our country and the world for the treatment of microtia is unique and different. I chat with them and ask them what they want to be in the future and their dreams. Each of them has a different answer, different dreams. When I look into the eyes of those children as I bid them farewell to their new lives after ear production, I see the same thing every time: a great happiness and a completed self-confidence.
Each of the children who come to our clinic from different parts of our country and the world for the treatment of microtia is unique and different. I chat with them and ask them what they want to be in the future and their dreams. Each of them has a different answer, different dreams. When I look into the eyes of those children as I bid them farewell to their new lives after ear production, I see the same thing every time: a great happiness and a completed self-confidence.
 I know that they are now ready for life, to write their own stories, to walk their own path, and I have great hope that they will make the world a better place. Yes, I believe with all my heart that they can achieve this because I know that being born with small ears does not prevent being a “big person”. May the roads be open.
Each of the children who come to our clinic from different parts of our country and the world for the treatment of microtia is unique and different. I chat with them and ask them what they want to be in the future and their dreams. Each of them has a different answer, different dreams. When I look into the eyes of those children as I bid them farewell to their new lives after ear production, I see the same thing every time: a great happiness and a completed self-confidence.
We often see children with microtia referred to as "hearing impaired" in social media campaigns or media reports. So what is the truth of the matter, can children with microtia really not hear?

DOES A CHILD WITH 

MICROTIA  HEAR ?

We often see children with microtia referred to as "hearing impaired" in social media campaigns or media reports. So what is the truth of the matter, can children with microtia really not hear?

MICROTIA and HEARING

HEARING TREATMENT

IS IT NECESSARY TO OPEN EAR WAY?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by parents of children with microtia. In order to be able to decide on this issue, middle and inner ear structures should be evaluated with a tomography (CT) that will be taken after the age of 5...

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by parents of children with microtia. In order to be able to decide on this issue, middle and inner ear structures should be evaluated with a tomography (CT) that will be taken after the age of 5...

PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF MICROTIA

From the age of 4, he begins to ask questions about his own body. With the awareness of his own difference, the teasing attitudes and behaviors of other children cause anxiety and lack of self-confidence in the child. Don't get in...

WHAT DOES A CHILD WITH MICROTIA FEEL?

From the age of 4, he begins to ask questions about his own body. With the awareness of his own difference, the teasing attitudes and behaviors of other children cause anxiety and lack of self-confidence in the child. Don't get in...

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RESPECT TO MASTERS

Microtia is often associated with ear atresia and middle ear growth retardation. 90% of children with microtia have conductive hearing loss.

SATORU NAGATA (R.I.P) 1953-2022

THEREFORE, I WANTED PEOPLE WHO ARE READING THIS WEBSITE TO GET TO KNOW THESE TWO AMAZING PIONEERS

I OWE A LOT TO THE LEGENDARY MASTERS DR. SATORU NAGATA AND DR. FRANCOISE FIRMIN. THEY INSPIRED ME TO DEVELOP MY OWE EAR RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE. WITHOUT THEIR WORKS, NEITHER I, NOR OTHER COLLEAGUES WOULD HAVE ACHIEVED THESE RESULTS. THEREFORE, I WANTED PEOPLE WHO ARE READING THIS WEBSITE TO GET TO KNOW THESE TWO AMAZING PIONEERS. UNFORTUNATELY, WE LOST MASTER NAGATA IN 2022.    I BOW RESPECTFULLY IN FRONT OF HIS MEMORY. DR. FIRMIN MASTER, ON THE OTHER HAND, RETIRED AT THE END OF A WONDERFUL CAREER. I WISH HER A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND LONG LIFE.

I OWE A LOT TO THE LEGENDARY MASTERS DR. SATORU NAGATA AND DR. FRANCOISE FIRMIN. THEY INSPIRED ME TO DEVELOP MY OWE EAR RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE. WITHOUT THEIR WORKS, NEITHER I, NOR OTHER COLLEAGUES WOULD HAVE ACHIEVED THESE RESULTS.

FRANCOISE FIRMIN

PROF. MEHMET MUTAF, MD, PhD

For our patients who have problems in coming to an examination or interview because they live in distant cities or abroad, we are able to evaluate patients and answer your questions about treatment options through live connections provided through communication applications such as SKYPE or ZOOM, using the technological opportunities offered to us today. You can contact us on our communication line at 0533 711 1885 during working hours to book a paid online CONSULTATION appointment.

During the FIRST EXAMINATION, the type of microtia and any accompanying additional anomalies are determined. In addition, the physical and psychological development of the child is evaluated. Families are informed about treatment alternatives by answering their questions. It is important that you get answers to all the questions that come to your mind during this interview. If the patient is over 5 years old, after the examination and photographic imaging, he is directed to the hospital and ear and chest tomography are taken. By evaluating the tomographies, it is decided whether the patient is ready for ear production. The result is reported to the family and an appointment for surgery is made at the request of the family in patients who are suitable for surgery.

MAKING A TREATMENT PLAN AFTER EXAMINATION AND CLINICAL EVALUATION

SKYPE or ZOOM, using the technological opportunities offered to us today. You can contact us on our communication line at 0533 711 1885 during working hours to book a paid online CONSULTATION appointment.
For our patients who have problems in coming to an examination or interview because they live in distant cities or abroad, we are able to evaluate patients and answer your questions about treatment options through live connections provided through communication applications such as SKYPE or ZOOM, using the technological opportunities offered to us today. You can contact us on our communication line at 0533 711 1885 during working hours to book a paid online CONSULTATION appointment.

VIDEO CONSULTATION

For our patients who have problems in coming to an examination or interview because they live in distant cities or abroad, we are able to evaluate patients and answer your questions about treatment options through live connections provided through communication applications such as SKYPE or ZOOM, using the technological opportunities offered to us today. You can contact us on our communication line at 0533 711 1885 during working hours to book a paid online CONSULTATION appointment.