Skin cancer surgery of the ear may result in a large defect of skin and cartilage requiring a staged flap procedure for reconstruction. An alternative to surgical reconstruction is the creation of a silicone auricular prosthesis. These prostheses provide a cost-effective and cosmetically acceptable means of camouflage for patients who decline or postpone surgical reconstruction. The process of creating a silicone auricular prosthesis is discussed. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;43:687-90.)Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
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| *Mr Gion is a medical artist/anaplastologist, 10501 N. Central Expressway, Suite 314, Dallas, TX 75231.
| J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;43:687-90.