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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73-75

Ear lobule reconstruction using post-burn scarred skin tissue flap

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Karmarkar Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

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Sudhir S Karmarkar
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Karmarkar Hospital, 7, Rohini Ravi Apartment, Canada Corner Sharanpur Road, Nashik - 422 002, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-653X.121889

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During a neck contracture reconstructive surgery, author successfully implemented earlobe reconstruction with a post-burn scarred skin tissue flap. Since this flap is difficult it is generally avoided. But in this case author obtained consent with risk, prior to the surgery. Design was similar to the flap described by Zenteno. Flap base was broad and during the operation, there was good bleeding at the distal end of the flap probably due to supple nature of the mature burnt skin, its proximity to ear, neck and face region and good blood supply. Post-operative result after 6 weeks revealed an aesthetically pleasant neck, proportionate, soft, aesthetic, sensate ear lobule with ability to wear earrings of her choice.Ear lobule reconstruction was achieved using post-burn scarred skin tissue flap safely. Author recommends its use for its advantage of good aesthetic and sensate lobule so achieved.

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