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March 1956

A RETROAURICULAR PEDICLE SKIN GRAFT TO LINE THE RADICAL MASTOID CAVITY

Author Affiliations

Cebu City, Philippines

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1956;63(3):296-298. doi:10.1001/archotol.1956.03830090068017
Abstract

The purpose of this report is not to amplify on the merits and advantages of skin grafting of the radical mastoid cavity, as it is a tried and well-proved procedure, but rather to show a simple way to obtain an ample, resistant, viable graft.

Lempert1 utilized the small sections of the skin of the posterior auditory canal; House,2 skin from the postauricular area; Farrior,3 skin from the thigh; Campbell,4 skin from the inner surface of the arm; Myers and Wilf,5 skin from the cavum conchae, modifying Lempert's endaural incision.

Skin grafting is time-consuming and tedious and needs an assistant adept in the use of the dermatome. Skin taken from the thigh, arm, or abdomen provides a large graft, as desired, but the denuded area also leaves an undesirable and mutilating scar, especially distasteful to women. Also, success of this graft is not very certain. Skin

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