Principles of Reconstruction of the Pinna

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Abstract

Defects of the pinna may be congenital or acquired. The vast majority of patients with congenital defects requiring reconstruction are children with microtia and almost all acquired defects presenting in adult patients are due to trauma or tumour resection. A comprehensive review of ear reconstruction is of course beyond the scope of this article. Here the principles of reconstruction of the pinna will be described, and the management of the more common clinical scenarios will be addressed.

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