The postauricular (revolving door) island pedicle flap revisited

Tatyana R. Humphreys, Leonard Harry Goldberg, D. Robert Wiemer

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BACKGROUND. Few satisfactory closure options exist for large anterior auricular defects. OBJECTIVE. To describe the use of the postauricular (revolving door) island pedicle flap for closure of large defects on the scapha, antihelix, and helix. METHODS. Mohs micrographic surgery for excision of basal cell carcinoma was performed on the anterior auricular surface of two patients. Both defects were closed using a posterior auricular island flap that was advanced through cartilage with excellent cosmetic results. Other closure options are discussed for this region. CONCLUSION. The postauricular (revolving door) island pedicle flap is a good closure option for large anterior auricular defects lacking perichondrium and not easily repaired by other methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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