Patient born with a congenital right microtia ear deformity
Treatment planning explained to the parents in detail
First stage of cartilaginous recreation of external ear structure
Attention was next turned to placement of the costochondral graft at the site of the deformed right ear. A subcutaneous pocket was created followed by insertion of the graft into the pocket. The incision was closed and a period of three months was allowed to elapse before the second stage.