External auditory canal reconstruction following subtotal auricular resection with a tragal lobule wrap flap

External auditory canal reconstruction following subtotal auricular resection with a tragal... Different etiologies may lead to total auricular and external auditory canal wall ablation. These include burns, tumors, trauma, and malformations. Reconstruction of the canal wall and maintaining its patency pose as a great challenge in plastic surgery. Inability to do so may lead to a serious hearing impairment. To date, different procedures aim at restoring this patency and include skin grafts and local flaps. Unfortunately, skin grafts are associated with a high contracture rate. Local flaps are associated with donor site morbidity. We present a case of an 85-year-old man who underwent auricular ablation due to squamous cell carcinoma which included the external auditory canal. Sparing the tragal and lobular areas within the surgical margins using frozen section-controlled margins, we were able to reconstruct the canal wall. The tragal lobular wrap flap provides a valuable and consistent long-lasting method for auricular canal reconstruction and postauricular amputation wound coverage. Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

External auditory canal reconstruction following subtotal auricular resection with a tragal lobule wrap flap

Loading next page...
Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


  • Closing surgical defects of the external ear
    Olbricht, S; Liégeois, NJ
  • Split thickness skin graft in nonhelical ear reconstruction
    Hendi, A

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial