Ann Plast Surg 2017 Feb;78(2):178-183
From the *Bona Microtia and Aesthetic Ear Surgery Clinic; †Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul; and ‡Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital, Ilsan, South Korea.
Background: One of the most common complications of total auricular reconstruction is delayed wound healing, which results in skin necrosis and exposure of the ear framework. Various options exist for salvage of the exposed ear framework.
Methods: From January 2009 to May 2014, 149 patients underwent total auricular reconstruction using an autogenous cartilage framework or porous polyethylene framework (Medpor; Stryker, USA). Read More