Reconstruction of Full-Thickness Midhelix Defect

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A 97-year-old white man presented with an exophytic lesion, which showed rapid growth on the midhelix of his left ear. He had a history of chronic bronchitis, and he was under antihypertensive treatment and hormonal therapy for prostate cancer. The lesion was excised under local anesthesia, resulting in a defect of 3.5 × 1.2 cm in size and involved significant loss of cartilage (Figure 1). The patient requested a single operative reconstruction.
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