The Preauricular Sinus: A Novel Approach for Complete Bilateral Excision via a Modified Face-Lift Incision

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Objectives/Hypothesis: To present a novel technique based on the combination of aesthetic and reconstructive techniques for the radical and safe excision of preauricular sinus along with minimal cosmetic impairing. Study Design: Case report, description of surgical method and brief overview of the literature. Methods: In a patient with bilateral preauricular sinus, we used a modified face-lift incision and SMAS-fixation instead of solely excising the sinus with skin ellipse. Results: Total removal of the bilateral fistulous systems could be achieved, along with a very aesthetically pleasing result. Conclusions: The surgical approach shown here allows a radical excision with only minimal aesthetic impairment using a shortened facelift-incision and SMAS-fixation.

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F. Lampert, G. Koulaxouzidis and G. Stark, "The Preauricular Sinus: A Novel Approach for Complete Bilateral Excision via a Modified Face-Lift Incision," Modern Plastic Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 76-79. doi: 10.4236/mps.2013.32015.

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