Am J Otolaryngol 2021 May 31;42(6):103094. Epub 2021 May 31.
Thyroid, Head, and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation, 10 Union Square East, Suite 5B, New York, NY 10003, USA; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 10 Union Square East, Suite 5B, New York, NY 10003, USA.
Background: Primary malignancies arising in the external auditory canal (EAC) are rare and usually are treated surgically. We review techniques to reconstruct the EAC following ablative surgery, and introduce a rarely utilized tragal skin flap which has particular advantages for reconstruction of limited anterior EAC defects.
Methods: The terms "tragal flap", "external auditory canal", "preauricular tragal flap", "reconstructive techniques" were searched on PubMed and Google Scholar. Read More