|Different causes of an absent auricle exist and can mainly be divided into congenital and acquired.|
Not long after the introduction of osseointegrated implants outside the oral cavity, auricular prostheses are retrained on osseointegrated implants (Vistafix® system, VXI implant).
|In total, 31 implants were placed in 11 patients. None of these implants were lost nor revision surgery needed. An adverse skin reaction was observed in 13.0% of the implants and in 27.2% of the patients, adequately treated with an antibiotic ointment. The average follow-up time was 2 years and 7 months.|
|Vijverberg MA, Verhamme L, vd Pol P et al.||European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology volume 276, 1017–1027(2019), doi.org/10.1007/s00405-019-05311-0|
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