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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 2073-2076

A successful reconstruction of the upper antihelix defect via postauricular pull-through pedicle flap


1 Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
2 Centre of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vilnius University Santaros Klinikos, Vilnius, Lithuania
3 Clinic of Rheumatology, Orthopedics, Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Correspondence Address:
Mr. T Maciulaitis
Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, M.K. Čiurlionio St. 21, Vilnius 03101
Lithuania
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_416_22

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The auricle is a complex anatomic structure with a three-dimensional configuration proper reinstating that poses a substantial reconstructive challenge. The postauricular pull-through flap is perfectly suitable method for the reconstruction of helical and antihelical auricle defects; however, due to its difficult harvest technique, it is not commonly used in a practice. Here we describe a case of a patient with an antihelix defect following basal cell carcinoma (BCC). In our case, the reconstruction was performed via postauricular pull-through pedicle flap, and a satisfactory result was achieved.


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