Eur J Plast Surg (2016) 39:257–264 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1194-6 ORIGINAL PAPER Bilateral autologous microtia reconstruction: a simultaneous two-stage approach 1,2 1 Sabrina Cugno & Neil W. Bulstrode Received: 23 January 2016 /Accepted: 27 March 2016 /Published online: 17 May 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract operative complications noted. Based on cost estimates at Background Traditionally, for cases of bilateral autologous our institution, bilateral reconstruction as a two-stage proce- ear reconstruction, each side is addressed independently in dure resulted in a health care cost savings of £10448.16 discrete operative sessions. Herein, we describe our approach ($16790.72 USD) per patient with bilateral microtia. to bilateral microtia reconstruction, where each stage is per- Conclusions Simultaneous bilateral autologous ear recon- formed simultaneously on both sides. struction is a practicable cost-effective treatment strategy with Methods All patients who underwent autologous ear recon- notable aesthetic and personal benefit to the patient with no struction by a single surgeon (NWB) from April 2006 to increased morbidity. January 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Reconstruction Level of Evidence Level III, therapeutic study. was realized as a two-stage procedure, with each stage per- formed simultaneously on both sides in bilateral cases. Patient Keywords Bilateral microtia Simultaneous reconstruction demographics, operative details and
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 17, 2016
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