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Retroauricular pull-through island flap for defect closure of auricular scapha defects - A safe one-stage technique.
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PMID:  21147055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The anatomy and tissue characteristics of the ear render reconstructive procedures addressing local defects on the scapha challenging. Twenty patients with variously caused defects on the scapha underwent a one-stage reconstruction with retroauricular pedicled flaps raised without axial vessels. Flap elevation, followed by incision and tunnelling of the cartilage, enables easy access to the defects at the centre of the external surface of the concha. There were no flap losses, no postoperative wound infection and no asymmetries noted in the follow-up. Retroauricular pedicled flaps with random blood supply are safe and ideal for one-stage closure of defects, no larger than 3.5 cm in size, in the lateral anterior part of the external ear. Good functional and aesthetic outcomes can be achieved.
Lorenz Larcher; Ingo Plötzeneder; Christoph Tasch; Stefan Riml; Peter Kompatscher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101264239     Medline TA:  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Academic Teaching Hospital Feldkirch, Feldkirch, Austria.
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