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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293505/accurate-measurements-of-the-skin-surface-area-of-the-healthy-auricle-and-skin-deficiency-in-microtia-patients
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Iris A Otto, Rob F M van Doremalen, Ferry P W Melchels, Michail N Kolodzynski, Behdad Pouran, Jos Malda, Moshe Kon, Corstiaan C Breugem
BACKGROUND: The limited cranial skin covering auricular implants is an important yet underrated factor in auricular reconstruction for both reconstruction surgery and tissue engineering strategies. We report exact measurements on skin deficiency in microtia patients and propose an accessible preoperative method for these measurements. METHODS: Plaster ear models (n = 11; male:female = 2:1) of lobular-type microtia patients admitted to the University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands were scanned using a micro-computed tomographic scanner or a cone-beam computed tomographic scanner...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280656/noninvasive-measurement-of-ear-cartilage-elasticity-on-the-cellular-level-a-new-method-to-provide-biomechanical-information-for-tissue-engineering
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Ernst Jan Bos, Koen van der Laan, Marco N Helder, Margriet G Mullender, Davide Iannuzzi, Paul P van Zuijlen
BACKGROUND: An important feature of auricular cartilage is its stiffness. To tissue engineer new cartilage, we need objective tools to provide us with the essential biomechanical information to mimic optimal conditions for chondrogenesis and extracellular matrix (ECM) development. In this study, we used an optomechanical sensor to investigate the elasticity of auricular cartilage ECM and tested whether sensitivity and measurement reproducibility of the sensor would be sufficient to accurately detect (subtle) differences in matrix compositions in healthy, diseased, or regenerated cartilage...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272149/plasticity-of-auricular-cartilage-in-response-to-hormone-therapy
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Patrick S Cottler, Matthew D McLeod, Jesse L Payton, Angela Pineros-Fernandez, Jonathan S Black
INTRODUCTION: Correction of auricular deformities can be accomplished through splinting within the first few weeks of life. This is hypothesized to be due to retained circulating maternal estrogens decreasing the structural density of collagen; however, this has not been fully tested. Cartilage elasticity is dependent on the concentration of the proteoglycan aggregate, and hyaluronic acid, a constituent of proteoglycan aggregate, is increased by estrogens. Nonsurgical correction of these deformities in more developed patients has the potential to change clinical practice and eliminate surgical risks...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266051/relapsing-polychondritis-associated-with-psoriasis-vulgaris-successfully-treated-with-adalimumab-a-case-report-with-published-work-review
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Haruka Matsuo, Akihiko Asahina, Takeshi Fukuda, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hidemi Nakagawa
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune-mediated disease characterized by inflammation involving cartilaginous tissues. We report here a case of RP in a 38-year-old Japanese man with 13-year duration of psoriasis vulgaris treated with topical steroids and vitamin D3 . The patient presented with tender swelling and erythema of both auricles, and the antibody to type II collagen was detected. The biopsy specimen revealed a dense mixed cell infiltration over the auricular cartilage. We reviewed eight cases with the association of RP and psoriasis, and in all cases the clinical course of psoriasis did not correlate with that of RP...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209412/injectable-chondroplasty-enzymatic-reshaping-of-cartilage-grafts
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J R Gandy, A Foulad, K K Chao, B J F Wong
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: To develop an injection-based enzymatic technique that selectively softens cartilage tissue for reshaping cartilaginous structures in the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two groups were formed using fresh rabbit ears: (1) whole rabbit ear group; (2) composite graft group (2.5mm×3.0cm specimens sectioned from the central region of the pinna). Subperichondrial injections using three enzymes (hyaluronidase, pronase, and collagenase II) in sequence were performed for the experimental specimens from both groups...
February 10, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198774/a-new-classification-of-helix-fabrication-methods-with-autogenous-costal-cartilage-in-microtia-reconstruction
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Zhicheng Xu, Feng Xu, Ruhong Zhang, Qun Zhang, Datao Li, Yiyuan Li
BACKGROUND: The complex architecture of the auricle poses one of the most demanding challenges for the plastic surgeon to recreate. The fabrication of the prominent helix is crucial to the final contour of the constructed ear. The success of helix carving depends greatly on the complicated characteristics of the cartilage used, which is commonly the eighth costal cartilage. The authors elaborate on the relevant details for helix sculpting based on different qualities of cartilage. METHODS: A series of 415 microtia patients underwent autogenous costal cartilage auricular reconstruction between 2012 and 2015...
February 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121861/what-is-the-lobular-branch-of-the-great-auricular-nerve-anatomical-description-and-significance-in-rhytidectomy
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Vicki S Sharma, Robert E Stephens, Barth W Wright, Christopher C Surek
BACKGROUND: Current literature suggests that preserving the lobular branch of the great auricular nerve has greater impact on sensory function of the auricle than preservation of the posterior branch during rhytidectomy. However, no methodology exists to efficiently and accurately determine the topographic location of the lobular branch. This study describes the branching characteristics of the lobular branch and algorithmic surface markings to assist surgeons in preservation of the great auricular nerve during rhytidectomy flap elevation...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063220/biological-roles-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-as-a-biomarker-in-cartilage-regenerative-medicine
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Sanshiro Kanazawa, Satoru Nishizawa, Tsuyoshi Takato, Kazuto Hoshi
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is an intermediate filament that is expressed in specifically expressed auricular chondrocytes, which are good cell sources of cartilage regenerative medicine. Although our group uses GFAP as a biomarker of matrix production in the cultured auricular chondrocytes, the biological roles of GFAP in auricular chondrocytes has remained unknown. In this study, we demonstrated the biological functions of GFAP in the human and mouse derived auricles to clarify the significance and role with the chondrocytes of GFAP in order to provide useful information for reliable and safe regenerative medicine...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032171/iatrogenic-through-and-through-conchal-defect-secondary-to-auricular-cartilage-graft
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Hyung-Suk Ro, Si-Gyun Roh, Jin Yong Shin, Nae-Ho Lee, Kyung-Moo Yang
BACKGROUND: Over the past few years, conchal cartilage has been most often used in rhinoplasty. The donor site complications following conchal cartilage graft harvesting are scar formation, hematoma formation, and delayed wound healing, although hematoma is one of the most important and common complications. A complete conchal defect as a complication of auricular cartilage graft harvesting has not been previously reported in the literature. The authors report an unusual case of an iatrogenic conchal defect resulting from conchal cartilage graft harvesting that was treated using a posterior auricular island flap...
February 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990114/sparing-surgery-for-the-successful-treatment-of-thyroid-papillary-carcinoma-invading-the-trachea-a-case-report
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Denis Kulbakin, Timofey Chekalkin, Marat Muhamedov, Evgeniy Choynzonov, Ji-Hoon Kang, Seung-Baik Kang, Victor Gunther
Published reports on salvage treatment for trachea reconstruction after total thyroidectomy or partial tracheotomy are available, some of them using structures of the trachea itself, auricular cartilage, a musculocutaneous flap, or other methods. In our report, we emphasize the importance of a search for a new material and approach for sparing surgery. The purpose of this article is to describe a case of a successful sparing surgery in a patient with advanced thyroid papillary carcinoma invading the trachea...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987254/application-of-free-serratus-anterior-fascial-flap-for-reconstruction-of-ear-deformity-due-to-hemifacial-microsomia-a-report-of-two-cases
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Takashi Nuri, Koichi Ueda, Akira Yamada
Reconstructing congenital auricular defects due to hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is often required to deal with low hairline and defects of the temporal fascia/muscular systems. In this report, we present two cases of HFM patients (16-year-old and 20-year-old) with positional anomaly of the remnant lobule and 95% low hairline, who were treated with serratus anterior fascial flap (SFF) at the second stage of auricular construction. At the first stage, 3D costal cartilage framework was placed following the removal of hair-bearing skin, and was resurfaced with the pericranial flap...
December 17, 2016: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930470/correction-of-lying-ears-by-augmentation-of-the-conchoscaphal-angle
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Sung-Eun Kim, Chi-Ho Yeo, Taegon Kim, Yong-Ha Kim, Jun Ho Lee, Kyu-Jin Chung
Lying ears are defined as ears that protrude less from the head, and in frontal view, are characterized by lateral positioning of antihelical contour relative to the helical rim. These aesthetically displeasing ears require correction in accord with the goals of otoplasty stated by McDowell. The authors present a case of lying ears treated by correcting the conchomastoid angle using Z-plasty, resection of posterior auricular muscle, and correction of the conchoscaphal angle by releasing cartilage using 2 full-thickness incisions and grafting of a conchal cartilage spacer...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917821/optimizing-cell-sourcing-for-clinical-translation-of-tissue-engineered-ears
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Kerry A Morrison, Benjamin P Cohen, Ope Asanbe, Xue Dong, Alice Harper, Lawrence J Bonassar, Jason A Spector
Background . Currently, the major impediment to clinical translation of our previously described platform for the fabrication of high fidelity, patient-specific tissue engineered ears is the development of a clinically optimal cell sourcing strategy. A limited autologous auricular chondrocyte (AuC) supply in conjunction with rapid chondrocyte de-differentiation during in vitro expansion currently makes clinical translation more challenging. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) offer significant promise due to their inherent chondrogenic potential, and large availability through minimally invasive procedures...
December 5, 2016: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903413/fenestration-of-auricular-cartilage-grafts-to-aid-healing-of-alar-wounds-by-secondary-intention
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A M Flynn, R B M Barry
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April 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900891/chondrogenesis-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-for-future-microtia-repair-using-co-culture-technique
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Bee See Goh, Siti Nurhadis Che Omar, Muhammad Azhan Ubaidah, Lokman Saim, Shamsul Sulaiman, Kien Hui Chua
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, these result showed HADSCs could differentiate into chondrocytes-like cells, dependent on signaling induced by TGF-β3 and chondrocytes. This is a promising result and showed that HADSCs is a potential source for future microtia repair. The technique of co-culture is a positive way forward to assist the microtia tissue. OBJECTIVE: Reconstructive surgery for the repair of microtia still remains the greatest challenge among the surgeons...
November 30, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899950/bone-anchored-titanium-implants-in-patients-with-auricular-defects-three-years-and-27-patients-experience
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Emilio Mevio, Luca Facca, Stefano Schettini, Mauro Mullace
Different surgical solutions have been proposed for reconstruction of the auricle following loss of the pinna through traumatic injury or neoplastic disease or in patients with congenital defects. Surgical treatment may involve the insertion of an autogenous rib cartilage framework or the use of a porous polymer material inserted into an expanded postauricular flap. Reconstruction with rib cartilage has yielded good results but requires more than one surgical step, and adverse events can occur both at the donor and at the acceptor site; cases of prosthesis rejection have also been described following application of the polymeric prosthesis...
2016: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879225/efficacy-of-posterior-canal-wall-reconstruction-using-autologous-auricular-cartilage-and-bone-p%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-in-chronic-otitis-media-with-cholesteatoma
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Min Kwan Baek, Sung Ho Choi, Dong Young Kim, Chang Hyun Cho, Yong Woo Kim, Kwang Ha Moon, Ju Hyoung Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate the long-term results using the technique of canal wall up mastoidectomy and reconstruction of the posterior canal wall using bone pâté and auricular cartilage in the treatment of chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 42 patients who underwent canal wall up mastoidectomy and posterior canal wall reconstruction at a single institution between November 2005 and November 2012...
November 23, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875514/domino-flaps-for-repairing-of-secondary-bilateral-cleft-lip-with-severe-columella-deformity
#18
Jiao Wei, Cheng-An Chiang, Da Zhou, Qingfeng Li, Kai Liu
The patients with secondary bilateral cleft lip and nasal deformity always suffer from a serious part of the horizontal and vertical soft tissue deficiencies in the upper lip and nose, especially the columella. Normally, the Abbe flap is used to increase the soft tissue volume of upper lip. However, how to reconstruct the sever columella deficient, how to make full use of the Abbe flap and the remaining soft tissue of the upper lip, are always the problems that need to be solved by plastic surgeons. Twenty-nine patients with secondary bilateral cleft lip and severe columella deficiency were simultaneously reconstructed with several local flaps like dominos that was called "Domino sliding flaps...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868204/bioengineering-pediatric-scaffold-free-auricular-cartilaginous-constructs
#19
Pedram Akbari, Stephen D Waldman, Sharon L Cushing, Blake C Papsin, Evan J Propst, Joanna F Weber, Herman Yeger, Walid A Farhat
OBJECTIVE: The use of exogenous materials as scaffolds in cartilage tissue engineering has limited the clinical application of resultant constructs due to the risk of postoperative complications. In an effort to minimize such complications, we aim to generate human, scaffold-free auricular cartilaginous constructs. STUDY DESIGN: Laboratory study using pediatric auricular cartilage. METHODS: Remnant, normal pediatric auricular cartilage samples that would have otherwise been discarded were collected and digested to free cells...
November 21, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865143/the-postauricular-fasciocutaneous-flap-with-an-adipofascial-extension-a-case-report
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Mohammed M Al-Qattan, Nawarah Al-Arfaj
INTRODUCTION: A complex defect on the anterior surface of the ear requires flap cover; such as the postauricular skin flap. The postauricular skin flap has never been used with an adipofascial extension. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 5-year old boy was involved in a car accident resulting in an exposed cartilage of the upper part of the right ear. The defect was covered with a post-auricular fasciocutaneous flap with an adipofascial extension. The adipofascial part of the flap was covered with a skin graft...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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