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The superior auricular artery and retroauricular arterial island flaps.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8773688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reports the finding of the superior auricular artery, which is a fairly large arterial branch, about 1 mm in diameter, arising from the superficial temporal artery anterior to the auricular helix. It is covered by skin, the anterior auricular muscle, and the fascia of the parotid gland. It runs together with its concomitant vein posteriorly in the groove between the cartilage of the ear and the temporal bone and anastomoses with the posterior auricular artery. This artery has been used successfully to raise large retroauricular arterial island flaps for one case of total nose reconstruction and seven cases of reconstruction of the severely constricted anophthalmic socket. These operative procedures are described in detail.
R Song; Y Song; K Qi; H Jiang; F Pan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-03     Completed Date:  1996-10-03     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  657-67; discussion 668-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anophthalmos / surgery*
Face / innervation*,  surgery
Nose / surgery*
Surgical Flaps / methods*
Treatment Outcome

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