Autologous Ear Reconstruction

Asaf Olshinka, Matthew Louis, Tuan A. Truong*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since the pioneering use of autologous rib cartilage for the reconstruction of microtia, there have been significant advances in surgical technique that have helped to ameliorate the psychological burden of microtia. To date, the use of rib cartilage for auricular reconstruction is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous techniques for microtia reconstruction as it provides excellent aesthetic results with lasting durability. In this review, the authors outline the most common methods of microtia reconstruction with a comparison of each technique and illustrative case examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-151
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


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