Facial Plast Surg 2021; 37(04): 510-515
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1726465
Original Article

Reconstructive Options for Auricular Trauma

Kevin Wong
1  Department of Otolaryngology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York
2  Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, New York
,
Anni Wong
1  Department of Otolaryngology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York
2  Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, New York
,
Joseph J. Rousso
1  Department of Otolaryngology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York
2  Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, New York
3  Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery, New York, New York
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Abstract

Given its prominent lateral position, the auricle is a common site of injury after blunt trauma. Auricular injuries can lead to both functional and aesthetic complications. A careful history and examination will help determine the mechanism of injury and identify factors that may influence repair. Auricular reconstruction is highly individualized and depends on the size, location, and nature of injury. Understanding the complex three-dimensional anatomy of the external ear is a necessity for appropriate reconstruction. This article reviews the reconstructive options for simple and complex auricular injuries based on the anatomical site and the intricate three-dimensional structures that form the auricle.



Publication History

Publication Date:
14 April 2021 (online)

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