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Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Aug;35(4):377-386. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693745. Epub 2019 Aug 30.

Otoplasty and Auricular Reconstruction.

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Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Prosper-Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Recklinghausen, Germany.

Abstract

Due to the variety of abnormalities, surgery of the auricle is one of the most complex challenges in facial plastic surgery. They reach from mild protruding ears or isolated abnormalities of the supporting structures, mainly the helical rim and antihelix, over cup ear deformities and miniears all the way to severe microtia and anotia. In this article, the authors present a short overview of auricular abnormalities and malformations and their treatment options based on their experiences gained over three decades of special service for patients with auricular malformations.

PMID:
31470466
DOI:
10.1055/s-0039-1693745
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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