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Bilateral Microtia and Atresia

  • Jack Davis

Abstract

Unilateral microtia and atresia have been statistically demonstrated to have been satisfactorily repaired using autogenous auricular cartilage. The key question is: How about bilateral cases? This is quite a different sphere, but the basic principles remain:
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    Auricular cartilage is not duplicated elsewhere in the body

     
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    The ideal material for microtia repair is autogenous ear material, which paves the way for myringoplasty.

     
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    Microtia and atresia are one entity, to be reconstructed together.

     

Keywords

Depression Brittle Perforation Pneumothorax Calci 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryBuenos Aires UniversityBuenos AiresArgentina

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