Reconstruction of Extensive Auricular Defects Using a Retroauricular Artery Perforator-Based Propeller Flap

Evin N., Evin S. G., Akdag O., Tosun Z.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.87, no.3, pp.283-290, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0000000000002753
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-290
  • Keywords: auricular defects, extensive defects, retroauricular artery perforator-based propeller flap, CHONDROCUTANEOUS ADVANCEMENT FLAP, EAR RECONSTRUCTION, ISLAND FLAP, SKIN
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Various local techniques have been successfully used for the reconstruction of auricular defects. However, most local techniques are not suitable for extensive auricular defects. The aim of this study is to investigate the utility of a retroauricular artery perforator-based propeller flap for the reconstruction of extensive auricular defects by evaluating aesthetic outcomes using objective and quantitative parameters.