Reconstructive Options for Auricular Trauma

Kevin Wong, Anni Wong, Joseph J. Rousso

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Given its prominent lateral position, the auricle is a common site of injury after blunt trauma. Auricular injuries can lead to both functional and aesthetic complications. A careful history and examination will help determine the mechanism of injury and identify factors that may influence repair. Auricular reconstruction is highly individualized and depends on the size, location, and nature of injury. Understanding the complex three-dimensional anatomy of the external ear is a necessity for appropriate reconstruction. This article reviews the reconstructive options for simple and complex auricular injuries based on the anatomical site and the intricate three-dimensional structures that form the auricle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-515
Number of pages6
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2021


  • auricular reconstruction
  • auricular repair
  • auricular trauma
  • auriculomastoid flap
  • ear lobe reconstruction


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