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A Simplified Technique for Orientation of a Bone Anchored Auricular Prostheses: a Clinical Report

Author(s): Hussein G. El Charkawi | Ahmed G. El Sharkawy

Journal: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
ISSN 2029-283X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: e6;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: ear deformities | acquired | ear | external | ear cartilage | prostheses and implants | osseointegration | quality of life

Background: A simple technique was presented in this clinical report for orientation of a bone anchored auricular prosthesis.Methods: The proposed technique includes drawing the intact ear on a transparent celluloid paper or radiographic film and flipping it to the opposite side and relating it to the fixed anatomical features on the face of patient.Results: The drawing, by this way provides a simple and easy way to duplicate and transfer the exact size and position of the intact ear to the defect side.Conclusions: This technique provides a simple, safe, inexpensive and time saving yet, an accurate and effective surgical template that orients the craniofacial implants to the confines of the definitive auricular prosthesis. It is indicated for restoration of single missing external ear either in aplasia, injuries and total resection.
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