Auricular reconstruction with a postauricular myocutaneous island flap: flip-flop flap.

@article{Talmi1996AuricularRW,
  title={Auricular reconstruction with a postauricular myocutaneous island flap: flip-flop flap.},
  author={Yoav Pinhas Talmi and Zeev Horowitz and Lev Bedrin and Jona Kronenberg},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={98 7},
  pages={1191-9}
}
Surgical defects of the concha-helix part of the ear larger than 2 cm may pose a reconstructive challenge. Split- or full-thickness skin grafts or local flaps may be used, and a number of these have been described. Yet cosmetic results are often unsatisfactory. Our experience with a postauricular myocutaneous island flap is described. Eleven patients (12 ears), aged 48 to 89 years, underwent the procedure under local anesthesia following excision of conchal bowl malignant tumors that included… CONTINUE READING

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