A new surgical correction of cryptotia with superior auricular myocutaneous flap

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This report introduces a new method for the correction of cryptotia using an advancement flap supplied by both superior auricular muscle and skin pedicle. This procedure has many advantages: the design is simple, the procedure is easy, the hairline is not disturbed by the operation, the maintenance of a deep auricular sulcus allows the patient to wear glasses, the scar behind the auricle is not visible, recurrence of the cryptotia is prevented and there is no need for additional skin grafting. Satisfactory contour and protrusion of the upper part of the auricle were maintained postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1995-2000
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1



  • Cryptotia
  • Superior auricular Muscle
  • Surgical management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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