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Clin Plast Surg. 1990 Apr;17(2):273-85.

Staged, laminated, costal cartilage framework for ear reconstruction.

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  • 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Osaka University School of Medicine, Japan.


Two features of greatest importance in achieving a normal appearance in the reconstruction of an ear with microtia are that a conchal component with sufficient size, shape, and depth is present; and that auricular projection, sufficient in degree to show contours that appear normal from a posterior view, is present. The authors describe the construction of a staged, laminated framework that helps achieve these goals.

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