[Successful ear replantation without venous anastomosis by using leeches].

@article{Otto1999SuccessfulER,
  title={[Successful ear replantation without venous anastomosis by using leeches].},
  author={Angela P Otto and Thomas Schoeller and Gottfried Wechselberger and Kirsten H. Ohler},
  journal={Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefasse : Organ der V...},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={98-101}
}
Replantation of the ear is a challenging problem for the reconstructive surgeon. Avulsion injury and intima tears of these small vessels often make back cuts and venous interposition necessary. Furthermore, identification and differentiation of the vessels are difficult. The volume of the ear is large in relation to the wound surface and the absence of axial venous outflow makes replantation prone to venous congestion. On the basis of a case report we present the problems, the specific… CONTINUE READING