[Auricular reconstruction for concha-type microtia]

Mei-shui Wang, Biao Wang, Hou-bing Zheng, Shan-ying Wu, Xiu-ying Shan, Fu-lian Zhuang
Zhonghua Zheng Xing Wai Ke za Zhi, Zhonghua Zhengxing Waike Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Plastic Surgery 2011, 27 (4): 256-9

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the method of auricular reconstruction for concha-type microtia.

METHODS: Two-staged auricular reconstruction was applied in 13 cases (14 ears) with concha-type microtia. The cartilage auricular framework was fabricated and implanted in the first stage, followed by ear elevation and cranio-auricle angle formation at the second stage.

RESULTS: The patients were followed up for 2 months to 2 years with satisfactory aesthetic result. The reconstructed ears had a good appearance and position, and were symmetric to the healthy ears.

CONCLUSIONS: The two-staged auricular reconstruction with autologous cartilage framework is ideal for concha-type microtia.


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