Melanoma of the ear: results of a cartilage-sparing approach to resection


Melanoma of the ear is often treated by composite resection of the skin and cartilage and, occasionally, by total auriculectomy. This review analyzes the oncologic, functional, and esthetic results of cartilage-sparing wide local excision for melanoma of the ear. This retrospective study reviewed patients with ear melanoma treated between 1997 and 2002. All… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00405-013-2440-1


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