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Total auricular reconstruction after traumatic total amputation of the auricle.
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PMID:  22627445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: We present a case of successful total auricular reconstruction after total amputation of the auricle. Owing to the severe damage to the auricular cartilage, replantation was not attempted; instead, for the next step of the reconstruction, severed superficial temporal artery and vein were anastomosed. At the second stage, total auricular reconstruction was planned. A huge temporoparietal fascial flap was used (based on STA/STV), which was used to cover the costal cartilage ear framework. This case suggests that, even for the total loss of the auricle, autogenous reconstruction can still be successfully done if a temporoparietal fascial flap is available.
Akira Yamada; Koichi Ueda
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e241-6     Citation Subset:  D    
From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan.
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