Facial plast Surg 2009; 25(3): 204-211
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1239450
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Special Reconstruction Techniques for Special Circumstances

Ralf Siegert1 , Ralph Magritz1
  • 1Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Prosper-Hospital, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany
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Publication Date:
06 October 2009 (online)


Auricular reconstruction is a challenging, mostly multistaged procedure that requires many different techniques. Whereas standard techniques have been developed for the standard severe, third-degree dysplasia, we are often confronted with severely scarred patients due to excess trauma or prior operations. These special situations need a variety of special techniques; some of those are described here to be considered as alternative options.