Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Nasal reconstruction with the cheek island pedicle flap

Authors
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
0190-9622
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0190-9622(96)90684-2
Keywords
  • Dermatologic Surgery

Abstract

Abstract Background: Reconstruction of the lower third of the nose can be challenging. Maintaining the nasal subunit symmetry and providing good tissue match with regard to color, sebaceous quality, and thickness is essential. For extensive defects in this area, paramedian forehead flaps are often considered. Objective: Our purpose was to develop the technique of preparing and executing the cheek island pedicle flap, as well as to define the limitations and “pitfalls” of the flap. Methods: The cheek island pedicle flap is described. Results: The cheek island pedicle flap can provide excellent cosmetic results in reconstructing defects of the lower third of the nose. The flap dynamics are predictable, and anticipated complications are described. Conclusion: The cheek island pedicle flap provides an excellent alternative to the paramedian forehead flap for reconstruction of extensive defects of the lower third of the nose.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

Nasal reconstruction with the cheek island pedicle...

on Journal of the American Academ... October 1996

Island pedicle and horizontal advancement cheek fl...

on Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconst... 2011
More articles like this..