A New Classification of Helix Fabrication Methods with Autogenous Costal Cartilage in Microtia Reconstruction.


BACKGROUND Recreating the complex architecture of the auricle poses one of the most demanding challenges for the plastic surgeon. The fabrication of the prominent helix is crucial to the final contour of the constructed ear. The success of helix carving depends greatly on the complicated characteristics of the cartilage used, which is commonly the eighth… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003375