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Table 2 Donor site morbidity associated with total autologous auricular reconstruction

From: Combining regenerative medicine strategies to provide durable reconstructive options: auricular cartilage tissue engineering

  Donor site morbidity Incidence Reference Total number of patients per study
Early Pneumothorax 3 (1 %) [56, 57] 270
   19 (22 %)   88
  Atelectasis 4 (22 %) [55, 57] 18
   7 (8 %)   88
  Pleural effusion [58]
Delayed Persistent pain 6 (14 %) [54] 42
  Thoracic scoliosis 4 (25 %) [55] 16
  Seroma 9 (8 %) [59] 108, rhinoplasty group
  Clicking 3 (7 %) [54] 42
  Abnormal scarring 0 (0 %) [54, 57, 6163] 42
   3 (2.7 %)   110
   12 (14 %)   88
   14 (5.3 %)   264
   21 (6.5 %)   322
  Contour deformity 3 (7 %) [54, 55, 57] 42
   16 (50 %)   32
   22 (25 %)   88