[Auricular reconstruction in cases of microtia. Principles, methods and classification].

@article{Firmin2001AuricularRI,
  title={[Auricular reconstruction in cases of microtia. Principles, methods and classification].},
  author={Francoise O Firmin},
  journal={Annales de chirurgie plastique et esthetique},
  year={2001},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={447-66}
}
In the correction of microtia, whether it be isolated or associated to other facial anomalies, the same principles are followed: sculpture of a framework from autologous rib cartilage to reproduce the contours of an ear and coverage of the framework with the cutaneous remnants. The sculpting of the cartilaginous framework requires sufficient training which through experience becomes the most routine surgical step of the reconstruction. Regarding the cutaneous step, it is different, because the… CONTINUE READING

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