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Auricular reconstruction

Norio Fukuda, Hirotaka Asato, Kohei Umekawa, Goro Takada, Takeshi Kan, Shoichi Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Adhesion occurs as a part of the wound healing process, but it sometimes compromises patients' daily activities. The authors were looking for materials and methods that could prevent adhesion, and noticed that the costal cartilage has possibility. The anti-adhesive property of the costal cartilage was examined histologically. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with microtia who provided consent for participating in this study were enrolled between April 2008 and March 2015...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Isaac Zilinsky, Detlev Erdmann, Oren Weissman, Niels Hammer, Mircea-Constantin Sora, Thilo L Schenck, Sebastian Cotofana
The anatomical basis for auricular flaps used in multiple aesthetic and reconstructive procedures is currently based on a random distribution of the underlying arterial network. However, recent findings reveal a systematic pattern as opposed to the present concepts. Therefore, we designed this study to assess the arterial vascular pattern of the auricle in order to provide reliable data about the vascular map required for surgical interventions. Sixteen human auricles from eight body donors (five females/three males, 84...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
Cai-Ying Li, Bu-Lang Gao, Tong Pan, Cheng Xiang, Xue-Jing Zhang, Xiao-Wei Liu, Qiong-Ying Fan
PURPOSE: To quantitatively measure the morphology parameters of the right auricle with 256-slice multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) in healthy people. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 200 patients who had undergone coronary MDCTA with negative findings was performed. The raw imaging data were reconstructed and the right auricular volume, right atrial volume, right auricle height, base long and short axes, base perimeter and area, normal angle, and distance were quantitatively measured...
October 7, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Michail N Kolodzynski, Moshe Kon, Silvan Egger, Corstiaan C Breugem
Acquired auricular deformities may diminish facial esthetics and cause psychological distress. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the type of injuries and applied reconstructive techniques in a large academic hospital in The Netherlands. A retrospective chart review was conducted for the last 105 patients who underwent auricular reconstruction for an acquired deformity. Data concerning gender, affected side, cause of injury, anatomical region, the previous and further surgeries, type of cartilage, and skin cover used were collected and analyzed...
October 6, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Peng Zhu, Suijun Chen
CONCLUSIONS: The use of the 3D template model in microtia surgery leads to satisfactory results, for its contribution to the engraving and localization of the microtia auricle in auricle reconstruction. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to create an anatomical correct 3D rapid prototyping model for patients with microtia, to assist with the accurate fabrication and localization of a coastal cartilage framework for auricular reconstruction, and patients, who had undergone rib-cartilage reconstruction to treat a congenital auricular defect, were evaluated for aesthetic outcomes following ear reconstruction with a different template model...
September 15, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Yuan Zheng Zhang, Ying Li Li, Chao Yang, Shuo Fang, Hao Fan, Xin Xing
The objectives of the study were to introduce and investigate the reliability of a new flap for postauricular defects using the retroauricular artery perforator.Twenty auricles from 10 Asian human cadavers were dissected to examine the retroauricular perforator distribution and diameter. Fourteen patients with postauricular defects underwent reconstruction using the retroauricular artery perforator from 2013 to 2015. After locating the position of the perforator by ultrasound Doppler blood flow detection, a suitable flap was designed according to the defect's size, condition, and distance from the pedicle...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yarah M Haidar, Sartaaj Walia, Ronald Sahyouni, Yaser Ghavami, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
Split-thickness skin graft (STSG) continues to be the preferred means of external auditory canal (EAC) reconstruction. We thus sought to describe our experience using skin from the posterior aspect of the auricle (SPAA) as a donor site in EAC reconstruction. Grafts were, on average, 5 × 10 mm in size and obtained with a No. 10 blade after tumescence injection. The cases of 39 patients who underwent 41 procedures were retrospectively reviewed. Of the 38 patients with both 3- and 6-month follow-ups, no postoperative stenosis or bony exposure occurred...
September 13, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
F Firmin, A Marchac
Reconstruction of complex auricular malformations is one of the longest surgical technique to master, because it requires an extremely detailed analysis of the anomaly and of the skin potential, as well as a to learn how to carve a complex 3D structure in costal cartilage. Small anomalies can be taken care of by any plastic surgeon, providing that he/she is aware of all the refinements of ear surgery. In this chapter, we analyze retrospectively 30 years of auricular reconstruction, ranging from small anomalies to microtia (2500 cases), excluding aesthetics variants such as prominent ears...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Y Melgarejo-Ramírez, R Sánchez-Sánchez, J García-López, A M Brena-Molina, C Gutiérrez-Gómez, C Ibarra, C Velasquillo
The external ear is composed of elastic cartilage. Microtia is a congenital malformation of the external ear that involves a small reduction in size or a complete absence. The aim of tissue engineering is to regenerate tissues and organs clinically implantable based on the utilization of cells and biomaterials. Remnants from microtia represent a source of cells for auricular reconstruction using tissue engineering. To examine the macromolecular architecture of microtia cartilage and behavior of chondrocytes, in order to enrich the knowledge of this type of cartilage as a cell reservoir...
September 2016: Cell and Tissue Banking
Liu Jiafeng, Sun Jiaming, Li Xiaodan
BACKGROUND: Skin grafting is needed for traditional auricular reconstruction. As the skin grafts contract, the postoperative framework is distorted. This leads to a decrease in the auriculocephalic angle. The objective of this study was to test a new method to cover the reconstructive framework by using three skin flaps and a larger tissue expander than that normally used. This may reduce the distortion of the reconstructed ear and create a well-shaped auriculocephalic angle. METHODS: A large expander was inserted in the postauricular mastoid area...
October 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Maimi Ozeki-Satoh, Aoi Ishikawa, Shigehito Yamada, Chigako Uwabe, Tetsuya Takakuwa
We describe the three-dimensional morphogenesis of the middle ear ossicles (MEOs) according to Carnegie stage (CS) in human embryos. Seventeen samples including 33 MEOs from CS18 to 23 were selected from the Kyoto Collection. The primordia of the MEOs and related structures were histologically observed and three-dimensionally reconstructed from digital images. The timing of chondrogenesis was variable among structures. The stapes was recognizable as a vague condensation of the mesenchymal cells in all samples from CS18, whereas the malleus and incus were recognizable at CS19...
October 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
R Taraquois, A Joly, A Sallot, J-D Kün Darbois, B Laure, A Paré
INTRODUCTION: The sacrifice of inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is usual in case of resection of mandibular tumors and is responsible for disabling sensory disorders, drooling and lip incompetence. We report the case of a reconstruction of the IAN by means of an autologous nerve graft after segmental resection of the mandible. OBSERVATION: A 27-year-old man presented with a recurrence of mandibular ameloblastoma. Treatment consisted in segmental mandibulectomy with resection of the IAN...
July 26, 2016: Revue de Stomatologie, de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale et de Chirurgie Orale
Sabrina N Pavri, James Clune, Stephan Ariyan, Deepak Narayan
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss the initial management of cutaneous malignant melanoma with regard to diagnostic biopsy and currently accepted resection margins. 2. Be familiar with the management options for melanoma in specific situations such as subungual melanoma, auricular melanoma, and melanoma in the pregnant patient. 3. Discuss the differentiating characteristics of desmoplastic melanoma and its treatment options. 4...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Datao Li, Feng Xu, Ruhong Zhang, Qun Zhang, Zhicheng Xu, Yiyuan Li, Cheng Wang, Tianya Li
BACKGROUND: Although a standard classification system and corresponding reconstruction methods are well described for microtia, establishing a classification system and corresponding surgical strategies for traumatic ear defects is difficult because the size, shape, and local skin conditions of each defect differ considerably. In this article, the authors describe a useful new classification system and corresponding surgical approaches. METHODS: Ear defects were classified into four types according to defect size and surrounding skin conditions...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kyong-Je Woo, Bo Young Kang, Jeong Jin Min, Jin-Woo Park, Ara Kim, Kap Sung Oh
BACKGROUND: Children with microtia complain of severe postoperative pain during early postoperative days after rib cartilage harvest for auricular reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of preventive donor site wound analgesia by intercostal nerve block (ICNB) and catheter-based infusion of local analgesics on postoperative pain after rib cartilage graft for auricular reconstruction in children with microtia. METHODS: In this prospective randomized study, 66 children underwent postoperative pain control using either preventive ICNB followed by catheter-based infusion (33 patients, study group) or intravenous (IV) analgesia alone (33 patients, control group)...
September 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
M F Griffin, Y Premakumar, A M Seifalian, M Szarko, P E M Butler
Currently, autologous cartilage provides the gold standard for auricular reconstruction. However, synthetic biomaterials offer a number of advantages for ear reconstruction including decreased donor site morbidity and earlier surgery. Critical to implant success is the material's mechanical properties as this affects biocompatibility and extrusion. The aim of this study was to determine the biomechanical properties of human auricular cartilage. Auricular cartilage from fifteen cadavers was indented with displacement of 1 mm/s and load of 300 g to obtain a Young's modulus in compression...
July 14, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Jia Tian, Jincai Fan, Liqiang Liu, Cheng Gan, Zengjie Yang, Wenlin Chen, Zhuming Yin
BACKGROUND: The cervical area is well acknowledged as an ideal donor site for aesthetic reconstruction of the cheek, and tissue expansion may play an important role for maximally achieving such a purpose. However, the conventional design of the expanded cervical flap generally results in unsightly morbidity of the donor site. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of using an improvised cervical expanded flap in aesthetic reconstruction of the cheek. METHODS: From July 2004 to October 2012, a total of 23 burn sequelae patients (30 cheeks) underwent cheek reconstruction with an expanded flap that originated from the cervicoperiauricular area...
February 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Kevin J Choi, Mirabelle B Sajisevi, Jay McClennen, David M Kaylie
OBJECTIVES: Prosthetic reconstruction can restore the preoperative form and function after surgery for head and neck malignancies. We demonstrate the use of preoperative planning and intraoperative image guidance for placement of osseointegrated implants to restore craniofacial defects. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with craniofacial defects treated with image-guided placement of osseointegrated prosthetic implants was performed. RESULTS: Case 1: 55-year-old male who underwent total auriculectomy with anterolateral thigh reconstruction...
October 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Rohan Joshi, Anthony P Sclafani
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June 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Charles A Riley, Claire M Lawlor, Mingyang Liu Gray, H Devon Graham
BACKGROUND: Acquired nasal stenosis poses a reconstructive challenge for the facial plastic surgeon. Many surgical options are available, ranging from primary closure to skin grafts to free flap reconstruction for complex defects. The free auricular composite graft is a single-stage procedure that can be used to repair nasal vestibular stenosis causing nasal obstruction. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a patient with acquired nasal stenosis as a result of prolonged nasal tampon placement secondary to severe epistaxis and subsequent nasal vestibular infection...
2016: Ochsner Journal
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