Scars after total ear reconstruction with porous polyethylene: the patients’ perspective

Scars after total ear reconstruction with porous polyethylene: the patients’ perspective While not preventing the beneficial effect of ear reconstruction on patients’ health-related quality of life, scalp and groin scars are annoying for a relevant percentage of the patients. Therefore, the temporoparietal fascia flap should be harvested with the smallest incision possible, full-thickness skin grafts from the groin should be harvested as small as possible, and harvesting areas for full-thickness skin grafts other than the groin should be evaluated. Level of Evidence: III. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Scars after total ear reconstruction with porous polyethylene: the patients’ perspective

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0836-1
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Abstract

While not preventing the beneficial effect of ear reconstruction on patients’ health-related quality of life, scalp and groin scars are annoying for a relevant percentage of the patients. Therefore, the temporoparietal fascia flap should be harvested with the smallest incision possible, full-thickness skin grafts from the groin should be harvested as small as possible, and harvesting areas for full-thickness skin grafts other than the groin should be evaluated. Level of Evidence: III.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 1, 2013

References

  • Patient benefit from ear reconstruction with porous polyethylene in severe cases of hemifacial microsomia
    Hempel, JM; Gratza, S; Berghaus, A

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