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Subtotal ear amputation with a very narrow pedicle: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Ozelik2009SubtotalEA,
  title={Subtotal ear amputation with a very narrow pedicle: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Derya Ozçelik and Toygar Unveren and Gaye Toplu},
  journal={Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma \& emergency surgery : TJTES},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          306-10
        }
}
Total ear amputation is common, and management can necessitate different procedures, especially microsurgical anastomosis. Partial ear amputations supplied by narrow pedicles, however, have been reported rarely. In a subtotally amputated auricle, the chance of survival depends on the vascularization within the pedicle. In our case, the right ear of a 36-year-old male patient was subtotally amputated following a traffic accident, leaving only a 6-mm skin pedicle on the cranial side. The… 

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