Arch Plast Surg 2017 Mar 15;44(2):166-169. Epub 2017 Mar 15.
Doctorsmi Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Clinic, Daejeon, Korea.
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J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2008 Dec 9;61(12):1465-71. Epub 2007 Nov 9.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, South Korea.
Summary: Using the conchal cartilage as a graft has been widely accepted, but the deformities that can result have been underestimated. The deformities range from a visible scar to the total collapse of the ear framework. A simplified technique of harvesting the maximal amount of the conchal cartilage graft is suggested, based on the results of 16 consecutive cases. Read More
Ann Plast Surg 2015 May;74(5):549-56
From the *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu; and †Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Institute of Dermatological Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Purpose: Conchal cartilage is widely used in the field of plastic surgery, but donor-site morbidity is inevitable when all of the conchal cartilage is harvested. To maintain ear shape, the authors introduce a new method using an absorbable plate to reconstruct the conchal central strut after total harvesting of the conchal cartilage.
Methods: In total, 18 subjects underwent surgery, and 14 subjects who were followed up for more than 12 months were included in this article. Read More
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Jan 10;55(1):81-83. Epub 2016 May 10.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea. Electronic address:
We successfully corrected Stahl ear with a combination of scoring incisions and a conchal cartilage graft. The cymba concha was used as an onlay graft, to serve as an anatomical splint. This technique maintains the original size of the ear without an irregular contour or visible scars, and it makes it possible to reshape stiff cartilage. Read More
Am J Otolaryngol 2011 Nov-Dec;32(6):547-52. Epub 2011 Feb 11.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA.
Objectives/hypothesis: This study aims to present an improved technique for auricular cartilage harvest that maximizes graft volume while preserving auricular cosmesis. Also discussed is the versatility of auricular cartilage utilization in rhinoplasty.
Study Design: A retrospective review of a single surgeon's experience. Read More