Traumatic ear reconstruction

Apart from microtia , ears may become deformed as a result of trauma, surgery, burns and infection. The reconstruction of these traumatic deformities follows the same principles as reconstruction for microtia.

In cases where only a small amount of cartilage is needed, it can be taken from the ear. In more complicated cases rib cartilage needs to be used. In all of these cases the fact that there is already scarring on the ear makes the reconstruction much more difficult.

Case 1

This patient is a 26 year old male who had undergone previous surgery for prominent ears with an unsatisfactory result. The ear has been excessively folded and gives the appearance of the ears being too pointy. The reconstruction was achieved using cartilage obtained from the ear, and performed in one stage. The post-operative photos are taken 2 weeks after the surgery, and some of the scars and swelling are still evident.

PHOTO GALLERY

Before reconstruction surgery Before reconstruction surgery Before reconstruction surgery Before reconstruction surgery

Post Operative - 2 weeks

After corrective reconstruction surgery After corrective reconstruction surgery After corrective reconstruction surgery After corrective reconstruction surgery

 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 October 2008 )