Helical advancement with a posterior auricular pull-through flap: A technique for reconstruction of combined helical and scaphal defects.


Journal Article

Ear reconstruction after skin cancer resection has traditionally challenged the reconstructive surgeon and many techniques of reconstruction have been published as a testament to this. With the widespread use of Moh's technique for resection, more tissues are now available after resection, and this has created a new challenge for the reconstructive surgeon-to use creatively all the remaining tissues and maximize the aesthetics of the ear reconstruction. This paper demonstrates a one-stage technique for reconstruction of a combined helical and scaphal Moh's defect which utilizes helical advancement with a posterior auricular skin flap.

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Cited Authors

  • Zenn, MR

Published Date

  • March 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 133

PubMed ID

  • 10227914

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10227914

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-5241

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-216X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s002669900255


  • eng