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Accidental full thickness bum of the ear lobe following division of the great auricular nerve at parotidectomy.
In the 8- to 14-mm period, the posterior auricular nerve appears near the chorda tympani.
The great auricular nerve is a superficial branch of the cervical plexus, contributed to by fibers from the C2 and C3 spinal nerves.
From a neurological standpoint, this is really percutaneous auricular nerve stimulation, or PANS.
The great auricular nerve diameter is about 63% and 47% of the IAN and LN diameters, respectively.
2) However, placement of such a flap not only requires more operative time, but it is also associated with certain postsurgical complications, such as diminished function of the greater auricular nerve.