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October 1985

The Preauricular Skin Graft in Eyelid Reconstruction

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, University of Arizona, Tucson (Dr Dryden), and University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia (Dr Wulc).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(10):1579-1581. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050100155040

• The skin obtained from the preauricular graft for reconstruction of eyelid and midfacial defects is an excellent tissue and color match for the lower eyelid and medial canthus. This area is an excellent alternative graft site, and its usage should be added to the ophthalmic plastic surgeon's therapeutic armamentarium.