Techniques for improving ear definition in microtia reconstruction

Joseph L. Leach, Jennifer A. Jordan, Karla R. Brown, Michael J. Biavati

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Abstract

Surgeons involved in microtia repair recognize the difficulty in creating a natural appearing ear. One key to successful reconstruction is to provide sufficient relief between the helix, scaphoid fossa and antihelix to create the illusion of thin skin overlying thin cartilage. Problems such as thick skin, hair-bearing skin and poor-quality cartilage serve to frustrate the surgeons attempt to achieve the desired result. Surgical techniques to improve cartilaginous framework definition in microtia repair are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 1999

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Keywords

  • Microtia
  • Rib graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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Techniques for improving ear definition in microtia reconstruction. / Leach, Joseph L.; Jordan, Jennifer A.; Brown, Karla R.; Biavati, Michael J.

In: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Vol. 48, No. 1, 25.04.1999, p. 39-46.

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Leach, Joseph L. ; Jordan, Jennifer A. ; Brown, Karla R. ; Biavati, Michael J. / Techniques for improving ear definition in microtia reconstruction. In: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 1999 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 39-46.
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