Facial Plast Surg 2019; 35(04): 377-386
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693745
Original Article
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Otoplasty and Auricular Reconstruction

Ralf Siegert
1  Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Prosper-Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Recklinghausen, Germany
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Ralph Magritz
1  Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Prosper-Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Recklinghausen, Germany
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Publication Date:
30 August 2019 (online)

Abstract

Due to the variety of abnormalities, surgery of the auricle is one of the most complex challenges in facial plastic surgery. They reach from mild protruding ears or isolated abnormalities of the supporting structures, mainly the helical rim and antihelix, over cup ear deformities and miniears all the way to severe microtia and anotia. In this article, the authors present a short overview of auricular abnormalities and malformations and their treatment options based on their experiences gained over three decades of special service for patients with auricular malformations.