It seems little known that the first mention of canal construction was by Celsus (A.D. 30), who drilled a hole in the atretic bone, filled it with a wooden peg, and waited for second intention healing (Lernoud, 1958). Paul of Aeginata (Paulus Aeginata, 1844) classified auricular atresia as congenital or traumatic in the ninth century.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Davis
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  1. 1.British HospitalBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.International Society Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryArgentina
  3. 3.Lanús and Spanish HospitalsBuenos AiresArgentina

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