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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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.
After a Penrose drain was placed in the depths of the wound, the postauricular incision was closed.
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).
A left postauricular incision was made, and graft material for the skull base repair was obtained.
A definitive diag nosis is based on an incisional biopsy of the temporal muscle, which is obtained by making a small postauricular incision with the patient under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation.
For external nasal valve reconstruction, a conchal graft was taken from the right conchal bowl by making a postauricular incision and elevating the flaps on either side of the conchal cartilage.
The use of a postauricular incision for the treatment of exostoses offers no advantage.
CSF is less likely to leak because the soft tissues on the bone defect are thicker than they would be after a postauricular incision.