Techniques for improving tragus definition in auricular reconstruction with autogenous costal cartilage.

@article{Chin2011TechniquesFI,
  title={Techniques for improving tragus definition in auricular reconstruction with autogenous costal cartilage.},
  author={Wen-Shin Chin and Ruhong Zhang and Qun Zhang and Zhicheng Phil Xu and Feng Xu and Jinfang Wu and Datao Li},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2011},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={541-4}
}
A successful total auricular reconstruction with autogenous costal cartilage depends primarily on the sculpture of the cartilaginous auricular framework. Various refinements and modifications have allowed exceptional results in experienced hands, whereas a high-defining tragus and a deep conchal cavity remain the weak links in most cases. Therefore, we… CONTINUE READING