Ear Case 3 Skin transplant
Authors: Frederik Gulmark Hansen, med.stud. and Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD
Patient with painfull kerato Acanthoma on the left antihelix growing for 6 months. Squamous cell carcinoma should be excluded.
Before and after
Step 1: Pre operative photo
Kerato acanthoma on the left antihelix.
Step 2: Drawing
The tumor was excised in 5 mm margins including chondral parts.
Step 3: Excision
The posterior skin on the ear was spared. A full thickness skin transplant in the right size was then harvested.
Step 4: Skin harvesting
Donor site after skin harvesting
Step 5: Closure of donorsite
Closing of the donor site
Step 6: Skin transplant
The transplant was fixated with gauze wetted in oil.
Step 7: Type something
The gauze is to be removed in 5-7 days.