A new method for the second-stage auricular projection of the Nagata method: ultra-delicate split-thickness skin graft in continuity with full-thickness skin.

@article{Chen2009ANM,
  title={A new method for the second-stage auricular projection of the Nagata method: ultra-delicate split-thickness skin graft in continuity with full-thickness skin.},
  author={Z C Chen and Raymond C. W. Goh and Philip Kuo-Ting Chen and Lun-Jou Lo and Sun-Ya Wang and Satoru Nagata},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 5},
  pages={1477-85}
}
BACKGROUND Staged auricular reconstruction remains mainstream among the various techniques of microtia reconstruction using autogenous costal cartilage. The initial stage involves fabrication and implantation of the cartilage framework, followed by projection of the reconstructed auricle in the second stage. During the projection stage, the line of incision is usually made close to the helical rim, from the superoanterior margin of the helical rim to the region of the lobule. Generally, a… CONTINUE READING