RECONSTRUCTION OF TRAUMATIC DEFECT OF THE UPPER THIRD OF THE EAR
Summary. Replacement of defect of the upper third of the ear consequent to a traffic accident was successfully performed using modified Antia-Buch technique. Creation of wider and longer skin-cartilage flaps and their increased rotation allowed formation of the upper edge of the ear without tension and postoperative complications. Although the repaired ear is a bit smaller to attain adequate relief and matching color, the use of this method achieved a satisfactory esthetic result.