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September 1982

Replanting the Severed Auricle: An Update

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of California, Davis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(9):587-590. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790570053013

• An updated method of replanting a severed auricle is reported. Management consists of early, meticulous replantation with minimal debridement; cooling of the auricle; low-dose heparin sodium; dextran 40; antibiotic coverage; and multiple stab incisions to relieve venous congestion. The regimen is based on experience with nine successfully replanted auricles.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:587-590)