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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(8) They have historically been addressed via a microscopic approach through either the canal or a postauricular incision. (9) Transcanal endoscopic ear surgery offers a novel and often more conservative approach to the middle ear and temporal bone.
A postauricular incision and an anterior-based periosteal flap are commonly used by many surgeons for cochlear implantation [1, 2].
A postauricular incision including an ellipse around the lower opening was performed.
An area with a cartilaginous contour similar to that required was identified in the ipsilateral conchal bowl, and this segment of cartilage was harvested through a postauricular incision (Figure 2).
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. We found soft tissue lesion filling the mastoid region and erosion of lateral wall and roof of mastoid, exposing the dura [Figure 5].
This survey has provided evidence that most patients who wear glasses and hearing aids can do so without discomfort from the far posterior postauricular incision. It would be interesting to compare these results with patients who have incisions closer to the retroauricular groove.
A whitish, spherical mass was identified on surgical exploration and was completely removed through the prior postauricular incision (figure 2).
A "C" shaped postauricular incision was performed, extending to below the lower jaw, and then the surface of the parotid gland was made into a skin flap on the anterosuperior margin of the sternocleidomastoid, which we separated from the caudate lobe of the parotid gland.
A wide postauricular incision was performed and skin was elevated posteriorly.
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.