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Modern Microtia Reconstruction

Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques

  • John F. Reinisch
  • Youssef Tahiri
  • Detailing not only the reconstruction of the ear in the case of microtia but also addressing hearing considerations

  • Features full-color images and illustrations alongside extensive video clips of each surgical reconstruction on a variety of patients

  • Offers insight on complications in a case-based manner that covers primary, secondary, and traumatic reconstruction of the ear


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ari M. Wes, Jesse A. Taylor
    Pages 1-11
  3. Daniel J. Gould, Caitlin L. Pray, Youssef Tahiri, John F. Reinisch
    Pages 13-22
  4. Christopher A. Derderian
    Pages 23-41
  5. Sunil S. Tholpady, Michael W. Chu
    Pages 43-62
  6. Sabrina Cugno, Neil Bulstrode
    Pages 63-90
  7. John F. Reinisch, Youssef Tahiri
    Pages 91-110
  8. John F. Reinisch, Youssef Tahiri
    Pages 111-134
  9. Sabrina Cugno, Neil Bulstrode
    Pages 135-141
  10. Craig Miller, Randall A. Bly, Kathleen C. Y. Sie
    Pages 143-166
  11. Claire van Hövell tot Westerflier, Youssef Tahiri, John F. Reinisch
    Pages 191-208
  12. Daniel Mazzaferro, Sanjay Naran, Scott Bartlett
    Pages 209-224
  13. Daniel J. Gould, Youssef Tahiri, John F. Reinisch
    Pages 225-250
  14. Youssef Tahiri, John F. Reinisch
    Pages 251-271
  15. Patricia Cecchi, Darina Krastinova
    Pages 273-290
  16. Ananth S. Murthy
    Pages 291-302
  17. Richard J. Novak
    Pages 303-312
  18. Christopher A. Derderian
    Pages 313-320

About this book


Microtia is a rare congenital deformity where the external ear is underdeveloped or absent. Occurring on average in one out of 12,000 children born in the world, there are very few books dedicated to ear reconstruction and microtia, specifically. Microtia reconstruction is a relatively uncommon and notoriously difficult procedure, where hearing as well as external ear deformity need to be addressed. This book is the result of 30 years dedicated to the surgical treatment of microtia: understanding in depth the pathophysiology and trying various surgical techniques to provide long lasting and pleasing aesthetic and functional results.

With the limited amount of published information on microtia and ear reconstruction, Modern Microtia Reconstruction shines significant light on the new techniques and advances currently available. It presents advanced surgical techniques alongside inventive approaches that will lay the foundation on which surgeons can continue to expand their knowledge and know-how of the surgical approach of ear reconstruction.

While the literature that is currently available on ear reconstruction focuses primarily on cartilage-based surgery, this book explores several other techniques detailing their advantages and disadvantages for both the surgeon and the patient discussing techniques for primary ear reconstruction, secondary ear reconstruction, reconstruction in the unsatisfied patient, as well as for post-traumatic ear reconstruction. Providing not only full-color images and illustrations but extensive video clips of each surgical technique to truly see and experience the subtleties of the surgery in a variety of patients.

The primary audience is plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, oral/maxillofacial surgeons, audiologists, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners with a secondary audience of course being highly knowledgeable parents of patients with microtia. With over a quarter of a century experience between the two editors, this book represents a major advance in showing a reliable approach to ear reconstruction surgery


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Editors and affiliations

  • John F. Reinisch
    • 1
  • Youssef Tahiri
    • 2
  1. 1.Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Souther CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

John Reinisch, MD, FACS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Beverly Hills, CA

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Reinisch has been working as a craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeon since 1978. In 1983, the University of Southern California (USC) recruited Dr. Reinisch to come to Los Angeles from the east coast to start the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  After performing the traditional rib cartilage reconstruction method for many years, Dr. Reinisch saw the limitations of this technique. To improve microtia surgery and enable treatment from an earlier age, Dr. Reinisch developed Medpor ear reconstruction. Dr. Reinisch has also served as the Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at USC. He currently serves as the Director of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery for Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Los Angeles.

Youssef Tahiri, MD, FRCSC
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cedars Sinani Medical Center
Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Youssef Tahiri is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a subspecialty in Craniofacial Surgery. After graduating from McGill Medical School, in Montreal, Canada, he completed his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at McGill University and became certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as the American Board of Plastic Surgery. During his residency, he demonstrated his commitment to research and academia by pursuing a Masters Degree in Experimental Surgery, which he obtained with Honors.

Following his training at McGill, Dr. Tahiri completed an ACGME accredited Pediatric and Adult Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tahiri then joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Indiana University before moving to Los Angeles to join Dr. Reinisch at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Youssef Tahiri has published a very large number of peer-review articles and presented his work at numerous regional, national and international scientific meetings. His research interests include outcomes evidence based clinical studies and translational research to enhance patients’ care and safety through improved techniques and technology.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modern Microtia Reconstruction
  • Book Subtitle Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques
  • Editors John F. Reinisch
    Youssef Tahiri
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-16386-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-16389-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-16387-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 342
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 192 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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