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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 43, n° 4
pages 687-690 (octobre 2000)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2000.107503
Silicone auricular prosthesis
 

David F. Butler, MD, Gregory G. Gion, BA, BS *, Ronald P. Rapini, MD
Department of Dermatology, Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas 

Abstract

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.)

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 Reprint requests: David F. Butler, MD, Department of Dermatology, Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79430.
 *Mr Gion is a medical artist/anaplastologist, 10501 N. Central Expressway, Suite 314, Dallas, TX 75231.
 J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;43:687-90.

*  *The address for the AAMP is Dr Thomas Cooper, Executive Secretary, 9360 Winchester Valley, Chesterland, OH 44026.
  †The address for the AAA is 493 8th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118.


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