Reconstruction of a helical rim defect following excision of squamous cell carcinoma in the ear by chondrocutaneous advancement flap

Hyun Min Cho, Sang Hyuk Woo, Young Chul Kye, Soo Nam Kim, Dong Soo Yu

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    Abstract

    About three percent of all skin cancers occur on the helix of the ear. Excision of the cancer results in a defect of the helical rim. Primary closure and wedge excision may produce cupping and helical notching deformities, except in small defects. In 1967, Antia and Buch described a chondrocutaneous advancement flap for marginal defects of the ear. This technique provides a reliable single-stage procedure an excellent cosmetic result. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma on the helical rim, of which the surgical defect was repaired with a chondrocutaneous advancement flap.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1148-1150
    Number of pages3
    JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
    Volume43
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug

    Keywords

    • Chondrocutaneous advancement flap
    • Ear defect

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology

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