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Surgical Reconstruction of the Ear (Pinna)

  • David RichardsonEmail author
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Abstract

Traumatic loss of ear tissue can be difficult to reconstruct. The location and extent of the deformity can range from partial amputation to total loss. It is vital to be thoroughly conversant with the complex three-dimensional topography of the external ear when carrying out ear reconstruction. A variety of procedures are available to address different clinical presentations. These are described.

Keywords

Pinna Ear Auricle Ear reconstruction Auricular reconstruction Rib cartilage Costal cartilage 

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© Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Craniofacial SurgeryThe Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS TrustLiverpoolUK

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