Reconstruction of ear helix: Use of self-tubing pedicle flap

J. A. Goldstein, Thomas R Stevenson

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The tube pedicle flap is useful in reconstruction of an absent ear helix. However, immediate tubing of the flap may result in vascular compromise. By elevating a bipedicle flap in the postauricular region and shielding it with a silicone sheet, it is possible to allow the flap to assume a tubular shape while preventing adherence to the underlying suture line. Once mature, the flap maintains both a cylindrical shape and a sufficiently thin external diameter to provide adequate restoration of the ear helix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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