Facial plast Surg 2009; 25(3): 149-157
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1239451
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Basic Techniques in Autogenous Microtia Repair

Ralf Siegert1 , Hilko Weerda2 , Ralph Magritz1
  • 1Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Prosper-Hospital, Recklinghausen, Germany
  • 2Herm. Prof. Dr. Hilko Weerda, Steinhalde 48, 79117 Freiburg, Germany
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Publication Date:
06 October 2009 (online)


Although several techniques can be used for microtia repair, some standard procedures have been developed over the past few decades. In specialized centers, these techniques are performed most frequently. They include two to four operative steps using autogenous rib cartilage for the framework and local skin for its tegument. We have been using this technique presented here in more than 800 cases over the past two decades with good and mostly stable results.