"Wet behind the ears": The postauricular training ground for local flaps

Nimrod Farber*, Josef Haik, Oren Weissman, Hadar Israeli, Eyal Winkler, Isaac Zilinsky

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Early in the course of surgical education, dermatologic and plastic surgery trainees shift from theory to practice. This shift must be done cautiously so as not to cause unnecessary damage to the patient, especially when attempting to reconstruct soft tissue defects on the face. Helical rim defects present an excellent opportunity because the postauricular region provides a safe environment for novice surgeons to practice the theoretical and manual aspects of basic flap reconstruction. This paper explains key features on how to plan basic flaps based on postauricular tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1358-1360
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2012


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