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Microtia...
I know a lot about the treatment option for Microtia, either being a prosthetic, or surgery. Then with the two types of surgery, using the rib at a later age or using the new Medpor technology to graft an ear. I was wondering if there is a good website for scholarly articles about the surgical methods of treatment for this condition?? I've found a few about the older method of using the rib, but haven't really found any for the Medpor side of it. I have to do a literature review for a class about a medical condition, and I chose this one, but I'm having a hard time finding more info. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
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Hi,
How are you? Using an autologous rib graft transplant is the most widely accepted approach to microtia reconstruction.  Medpor is a more recent alternative to microtia reconstruction. It is a porous polyethelene,piece of surgical plastic which replaces using the rib in the ear reconstruction process. These links may be helpful for your Medpor Reconstruction:
http://www.csmc.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Microtia/MEDPOR-Reconstruction.aspx
http://www.atresiamicrotia.org/treatment/

Take care and regards.
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thanks so much!
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Hi swetpea03,

Your welcome. Glad to help you out. Do write back if you have additional queries. Take care always!
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