Fenestration of auricular cartilage to expedite secondary intention healing

Hassan I. Galadari, Ayad Edward Abrou, Gary S. Rogers

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After removal of skin lesions including carcinomas, surgery of the external ear repair provides a challenge to the surgeon anatomically and physiologically. The auricular cartilage has minimal vascularity and creates a convoluted physical conformation. Primary closures and grafts performed on surgical ear defects are difficult to design and execute. Fenestration of the auricular cartilage creates a rich vascular bed that aids in healing by secondary intention or graft uptake. The present article illustrates how to perform the above-mentioned surgical technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cartilage fenestration
  • Ear defect repair
  • Mohs surgery
  • Secondary intention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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