Facial plast Surg 2012; 28(03): 333-339
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1312692
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Avoiding Complications of Microtia and Otoplasty

Thomas Romo
1  Director, Facial Plastic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
Roxana Baratelli
2  Otolaryngology, Attending, VA Hospital, Miami, Flordia
Hermann Raunig
3  Otolaryngology, Attending, Krankenhaus Spittal an der, Drau, Austria
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Publication Date:
21 June 2012 (online)


Congenital ear surgery constitutes one of the most challenging reconstructive procedures in plastic surgery secondary to the complex architecture of the auricle and the multiple factors involved in the reconstructive techniques. The most common complications encountered during microtia repair and otoplasty are described. Emphasis is placed on preventing these complications.