Total auricular reconstruction after traumatic total amputation of the auricle

Akira Yamada*, Koichi Ueda

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e241-e246
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • Amputation of the auricle
  • Auricular reconstruction
  • Autogenous reconstruction
  • Temporoparietal fascial flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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