Ear reconstruction case study

Ear reconstruction case study Tamara is a 12 years old girl from Georgia who was born without an ear.

She was referred to Dr. Alex Margulies, Senior Plastic Surgeon at the Hadassah University Hospital , Jerusalem. Dr. Margulies has planned the reconstruction of the ear in two phases.

Phase one: Ear reconstruction using a costal cartilage graft and local flap.

Phase two: After four month Tamara came back for a second stage reconstruction which undertaken with a further costal cartilage grafts and fascia flap.

Both Tamara and her Mom were thrilled with the outcome of the procedure. See pictures before and after the surgery.

The following is part of Tamara’s mother thank you letter (translation from Russian)

“…

November 2007

Thank you for everything ,

We are very happy and thankful for the treatment we received. We want to thank the medical team at the department of Plastic and Aesthetic surgery in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.”

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