Retroauricular Tubed Skin Flap to The Helical Rim



Retroauricular Tubed Skin Flap to The Helical Rim


D. N. STEFFANOFF



The retroauricular tubed skin flap has proved an excellent choice for reconstruction of the auricle because of its color and texture match, rich blood supply, and proximity to the deformity (see also Chapter 86).




ANATOMY

The retroauricular skin and subcutaneous tissue are supplied by the postauricular artery, which is a branch of the external carotid artery. The anterior and lateral auricular skin is supplied by branches of the temporal artery.

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