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Total Amputation and Excision of External Auditory Meatus


First, the amputated ear segment is cleaned and trimmed, and the anterior skin of the amputated segment and the external acoustic pore are sutured using no. 5–0 nylon sutures. The skin on the posterior aspect of the amputated segment is separated from the cartilage with perichondrium extending the posterior sulcus of the auricle to elevate the postauricular mastoid skin to fit the size of the cartilage. A simple suturing is performed to then close the wound.