Composite conchal loss from Bluetooth headset device: An interesting case report

  • Mukta Verma
  • Brijesh Mishra
  • Dekid Palmo
  • Shilpi Karmaker
Keywords: Bluetooth headset device, Conchal defect, Flap reconstruction, Retroauricular flap, Road traffic accident

Abstract

It is a well-known fact that talking on the phone while driving increases the risk of an accident. Bluetooth headset provides simple and uncomplicated route to hands-free communication. While driving, the use of hands-free phone devices such as earpieces and Bluetooth headset is equally as dangerous as talking on a cell phone normally. Here, we are reporting a very unique case of a 25-year-old male who sustained severe ear injury (full-thickness conchal defect of the size of earpiece of Bluetooth headset device; a very unusual mechanism of injury) in a road traffic accident while wearing a Bluetooth headset device. Two-stage repair was done using a retroauricular flap for full-thickness conchal defect. The post-operative cosmetic outcome achieved by this technique was satisfactory.

Published
2018-03-20
How to Cite
Verma, M., Mishra, B., Palmo, D., & Karmaker, S. (2018). Composite conchal loss from Bluetooth headset device: An interesting case report. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 4(2), 159-161. Retrieved from http://atharvapub.net/index.php/IJCR/article/view/880
Section
Case Report

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