If the amount of septal cartilage harvested was deemed insufficient in amount and/or quality, auricular cartilage
was harvested instead.
After peeling the skin layer of the excised auricular tissue, the auricular cartilage
was cut into 2x2 cm square shaped parts protecting the pericondrium on the cartilage tissues.
Intracordal injection of autologous auricular cartilage
in the paralyzed canine vocal fold.
grafts may be the most frequently used autologous graft material in facial plastic surgery.
Computed tomography (CT) of the temporal bone demonstrated a bony opacity in the left auricular cartilage
; minute radiolucent air spaces seen within the opacity were indicative of true bone formation (figure 2).
Secondary reconstruction of the nasal septal deformity with auricular cartilage
was planned, but unfortunately the child was lost to follow-up.
The difference between ossification and calcification of the auricular cartilage
cannot be ascertained clinically; the distinction can be made only by histologic evaluation.
Many surgeons appreciate the utility of auricular cartilage
as an autologous graft material for nasal augmentation, but the natural concavities and convexities of harvested conchal bowl cartilage can make achieving a straight and even dorsum technically challenging.
The other patient was decannulated with the help of an auricular cartilage
Idiopathic cystic chondromalacia (endochondral pseudocyst of the auricle) is a benign cystic degenerative lesion of the auricular cartilage
. The lesion appears as a painless unilateral swelling along the upper half of the ear, usually in the area of the scaphoid or triangular fossae adjacent to the helix.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of the auricular cartilage
caused by "high ear piercing": a case report and review of the literature.
However, little study has been performed for growth factors associated with auricular cartilage
regeneration by ASCs.
Liu, "Isolation, identification, and comparison of cartilage stem progenitor/ cells from auricular cartilage
and perichondrium," American Journal of Translational Research, vol.
* Use antibiotic agents with good coverage against Pseudomonas and Staphylococcus species (such as fluoroquinolones) to treat piercing-associated infections of the auricular cartilage
Numerous autogenous materials have been used as interpositional materials, including temporalis myofascial flap (Golovine, 1898), fascia lata, auricular cartilage
, dermis, full-thickness skin, fourth metatarsal (Bardenheur, 1909), costochondral graft (Gillies, 1920), second metatarsal (Entin et al, 1968), sterno clavicular joint, ulnar head, rib, calvarial bone, fibula, and iliac bone.