The earlobe is an important anatomical structure that has a significant role in aesthesis. An absent ear lobule may be congenital or acquired due to the result of trauma, infection or malignancy. Its surgical repair places a challenge due to the difficulty of obtaining a natural-appearing and durable outcome. Many procedures have been described for reconstruction including the Gavello and Zenteno Alanis techniques. We have described a new method which is single staged, easy to perform and aesthetically acceptable.
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
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Contributors PGP: study design, collection of data, data analysis, writing of the manuscript, patient care. MA: writing of the manuscript, patient care. ARD: writing of the manuscript, patient care. SRRVM: critical review, revision. SRRVM is the guarantor for this paper. The following authors were responsible for drafting of the textm sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: PGP, MA, ARD. The following author gave final approval of the manuscript: SRRVM
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