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Auricular Reconstructive Surgery Improvement to the Firmin Technique for Placing an Earring

Francisco Parri, Veronica Alonso, Asteria Albert, Miguel Bejarano, Francisco Vicario, Josep Rubio-Palau
Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal 2019 April 11, : 1055665619842727
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Microtia has an incidence of 1 in 7000 to 8000 births. Ear reconstruction has 2 main aims: reconstructive and aesthetic, and a considerable number of patients ask for an earring at the end of their treatment. Herein, we explain our team's modification to the Firmin technique, perforating the lowest part of the autologous cartilage framework (Parri's modification). The orifice is cartilaginous and the skin covering both sides is easily perforable without contacting the rest of the framework. In conclusion, our modification for placing an earring is simple; it does not increase the surgical time and contributes to approach the perfection of auricular reconstructive surgery.

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