A new posteriorly based chondrocutaneous flap for the repair of middle third marginal auricular defects


Barutcu A., Karademir S., Atabey A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.21, no.2, pp.95-97, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002380050035
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-97
  • Keywords: ear, chondrocutaneous flap, composite defects, RECONSTRUCTION, EAR
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

A new chrondrocutaneous flap raised from the posterior area was used to reconstruct composite marginal ear defects of two patients. In this technique, a posterior rectangular advancement flap with a cartilage strip was advanced into the defectly horizontal. Two weeks later, the pedicle was divided and the flap was tailored. The donor area was covered with a skin graft. This flap provides both ideal skin cover and support for the cartilaginous framework. It can be transferred without delay and can be used in immediate or secondary reconstructions. It is recommended as an alternative method for the reconstruction of the middle third marginal auricular defects.