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Auricular Reconstruction of Helical Rim Defects

Wedge Resection Revisited

RADONICH, MICHAEL A., MD; ZAHER, MONA, MD; BISACCIA, EMIL, MD; SCARBOROUGH, DWIGHT, MD

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Auricular reconstruction of an acquired helical rim defect is a clinical situation commonly encountered by dermatologic surgeons. Wedge resection is a simple but effective method for repairing such helical rim defects. This is a review of the wedge resection, outlining its indications, limitations, surgical technique, postoperative care, and pitfalls.

Affiliated Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dublin, Ohio

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Michael A. Radonich, MD, Affiliated Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery Center, 650 Shawan Falls Dr., Dublin, OH 43017.

M.A. Radonich, MD, M. Zaher, MD, E. Bisaccia, MD, and D. Scarborough, MD have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.

© 2002 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.
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