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European Journal of Dermatology


Clues in skin surgery: The chondrocutaneous helix rim advancement flap Volume 27, numéro 2, March-April 2017


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Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hôpital de Beaumont, Lausanne University Hospital Center, Av. de Beaumont 29, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

Case 1A 91-year old patient presents with a 1.8-cm nodular and infiltrative basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on the helix of the right ear (figure 1A). The tumour is removed using micrographic surgery, resulting in a 2.2-cm wide chondrocutaneous defect. To reconstruct the defect, a chondrocutaneous advancement flap is performed (figure 1B). Six months after surgery, no recurrence is seen and the shape of the helical rim is preserved (figure 1C).Case 2An 82-year old patient presents with a 1-cm nodular [...]