[Experiences of ear skin-cartilage transplants in tumors of the lid margin (author's transl)].Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1977 May; 170(5):727-30.KM
In cases of lid margin tumors operative procedures are preferred. If the defect after tumor excision is not more than 1/3 of the lid margin, plastic reconstruction is not done; in larger defects a free transplant is preferred to any kind of rotating plastic operation. An exception to this is the case in which the tumor is located on the whole lid margin or its surrounding area. The skin cartilage material taken from the ear or plastic reconstruction has proved satisfactory and in most of the operated 63 eyes satisfactory cosmetic and functional results have been obtained.