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Earlobe reconstruction by the Gavello technique and bilobed flap.

Cabral AR, Alonso N, Brinca A, Vieira R, Figueiredo A - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Mar-Apr)

Bottom Line: The earlobe is an anatomical structure that has a significant aesthetic role.D'Hooghe's bilobed flap with a pre and post-auricular lobe allows the reconstruction of small earlobes.Both techniques, although old, acquire an important and current interest in earlobe reconstruction, by reason of the moderate degree of difficulty, the use of a single time surgical act and under local anesthesia, with a proper aesthetic result.

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Affiliation: Dermatology Department, Coimbra University Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal. ritaca@portugalmail.com

ABSTRACT
The earlobe is an anatomical structure that has a significant aesthetic role. Its surgical repair places a challenge due to the difficulty of obtaining a natural appearing and durable outcome. The authors present two options: the Gavello technique and the bilobed flap, after the excision of malign neoplasms of the earlobe. The Gavello technique makes use of a bilobed flap with an anterior base to mold the new earlobe. D'Hooghe's bilobed flap with a pre and post-auricular lobe allows the reconstruction of small earlobes. Both techniques, although old, acquire an important and current interest in earlobe reconstruction, by reason of the moderate degree of difficulty, the use of a single time surgical act and under local anesthesia, with a proper aesthetic result.

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Mentions: We present three patients with surgical amputation of the earlobe after skin cancerexcision. A basal cell carcinoma and a malignant melanoma were excised in patients seenin figures 1 and 2, where the reconstruction was possible using Gavello's technique. In thethird patient, with a basal cell carcinoma, the earlobe reconstruction was achievablewith the bilobed flap (Figure 3). All procedureswere under local anesthesia and no postoperative complications were observed. In figures 4-6 wecan see the outcome of the surgical procedures at three months follow-up.


Earlobe reconstruction by the Gavello technique and bilobed flap.

Cabral AR, Alonso N, Brinca A, Vieira R, Figueiredo A - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Mar-Apr)

Three months follow-up of patient in Figure 3
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f06: Three months follow-up of patient in Figure 3
Mentions: We present three patients with surgical amputation of the earlobe after skin cancerexcision. A basal cell carcinoma and a malignant melanoma were excised in patients seenin figures 1 and 2, where the reconstruction was possible using Gavello's technique. In thethird patient, with a basal cell carcinoma, the earlobe reconstruction was achievablewith the bilobed flap (Figure 3). All procedureswere under local anesthesia and no postoperative complications were observed. In figures 4-6 wecan see the outcome of the surgical procedures at three months follow-up.

Bottom Line: The earlobe is an anatomical structure that has a significant aesthetic role.D'Hooghe's bilobed flap with a pre and post-auricular lobe allows the reconstruction of small earlobes.Both techniques, although old, acquire an important and current interest in earlobe reconstruction, by reason of the moderate degree of difficulty, the use of a single time surgical act and under local anesthesia, with a proper aesthetic result.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Dermatology Department, Coimbra University Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal. ritaca@portugalmail.com

ABSTRACT
The earlobe is an anatomical structure that has a significant aesthetic role. Its surgical repair places a challenge due to the difficulty of obtaining a natural appearing and durable outcome. The authors present two options: the Gavello technique and the bilobed flap, after the excision of malign neoplasms of the earlobe. The Gavello technique makes use of a bilobed flap with an anterior base to mold the new earlobe. D'Hooghe's bilobed flap with a pre and post-auricular lobe allows the reconstruction of small earlobes. Both techniques, although old, acquire an important and current interest in earlobe reconstruction, by reason of the moderate degree of difficulty, the use of a single time surgical act and under local anesthesia, with a proper aesthetic result.

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Related in: MedlinePlus