A case of total auricle amputation is described in which microvascular replantation was attempted. A combined temporoparietal fascia and subgaleal fascia flap was planned as a lifeboat to preserve the cartilage skeleton of the ear, should the replant fail, as it indeed happened. The salvage procedure was done in the immediate postoperative period, with a long term acceptable result. The available options, along with other theoretical approaches to this problem, are discussed.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 1, 1997
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