Case report| Volume 65, ISSUE 7, P963-965, July 2012

The lobular transposition flap: A useful adjunct to reconstruct helical defects

Published:January 09, 2012DOI:


      We detail our adjunct to Antia and Buch’s chondrocutaneous advancement flap for helical reconstruction. It is simple, reliable and negates the need for transfer of the defect to the lobule and/or V–Y advancement of the helical crus.


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