Porous Polyethylene Ear Reconstruction.

Affiliation

Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 250 N. Robertson Boulevard, Suite 506, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The use of a porous polyethylene implant covered with a well-vascularized fascial flap allows ear reconstruction at an early age (before school) with minimal morbidity and psychological trauma. Excellent outcomes with minimal morbidity can be obtained using this technique. This type of microtia reconstruction provides a more holistic approach because it is done at a younger age, in a single stage, as an outpatient and could address the functional hearing issues earlier.

Keywords

Ear reconstruction,Implant,Microtia,Porous polyethylene,

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