Predicting Skin Deficits Through Surface Area Measurements in Ear Reconstruction and Adult Ear Surface Area Norms

Yazar M., Sevim K. Z., Irmak F., Yazar S. K., Yesilada A. K., Karsidag S. H., ...More

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.24, no.4, pp.1206-1209, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31829975e5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1206-1209
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Ear reconstruction is one of the most challenging procedures in plastic surgery practice. Many studies and techniques have been described in the literature for carving a well-pronounced framework. However, just as important as the cartilage framework is the ample amount of delicate skin coverage of the framework. In this report, we introduce an innovative method of measuring the skin surface area of the auricle from a three-dimensional template created from the healthy ear.