postauricular incision

postauricular incision

an incision parallel and a few millimeters posterior to the retroauricular fold, made to gain access to the mastoid cortex.

post·au·ric·u·lar in·ci·sion

(pōst'awr-ik'yū-lăr in-sizh'ŭn)
An incision parallel and a few millimeters posterior to the retroauricular fold, made to gain access to the mastoid cortex.
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Based on our experience, a postauricular incision is necessary in nearly all cases.
First, 2% lidocaine with 1:100000 epinephrine was injected over the postauricular area, and after a few minutes, a postauricular incision was made.
Routine postauricular incision was given with temporalis fascia harvested from same incision.
Decision made to take the patient to theatre for exploration and biopsy under general anesthesia for left ear with postauricular incision.
With the patient under general anesthesia, a postauricular incision into the middle ear was made under a microscope.
Recent publications demonstrate the advantage of using a single postauricular incision to obtain small composite, full-thickness skin-fascia-fat grafts for nasal tip reconstruction.
The abscess cavity was reached by tunneling subcutaneously from a postauricular incision, thus avoiding a facial scar; 10 ml of thick, gelatinous material, most likely representing necrotic parotid gland, was removed and a Penrose drain left in place.
The patient was operated on under local anesthesia, and the ear canal was exposed through a postauricular incision made next to the previous incision.
The procedure involved making a postauricular incision that extended into the neck.
Exploration via a translabyrinthine approach through a postauricular incision and standard mastoidectomy/ labyrinthectomy exposed a 1-cm intracanalicular tumor in the IAM.
The pericranial/deep temporal fascia free graft was harvested through a C-shaped postauricular incision, which was placed at least 4 cm posterior to the hairline (figure 1).