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Partial /Total Amputation of Pinna

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To reconstruct the ear, upper or middle, a surgeon starts by inducing a sedative to put the patient to sleep. He then uses a mastoid cutaneous flap with or without a cartilage graft or a chondrocutaneous flap – chosen considering the size of the defect and the need for a cartilage graft. He then demolishes the auricular area to allow future ear reconstruction in case of replantation failure.