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[Using the superficial temporal fascia flap in orbital surgery].

Authors
  • Longueville, E
  • Pinsard, L
  • Boudard, P
  • Colin, J
  • Darrouzet, V
  • Korobelnik, J F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue de laryngologie - otologie - rhinologie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
134
Issue
4-5
Pages
213–218
Identifiers
PMID: 25252577
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The superficial temporal fascia flap gives a fine malleable well vascularized tissue and can be used as a pedicled or a free flap to cover large areas of loss of substance. Its dissection needs a period of training. Its use in orbital surgery is rare. However when it is about an anophthalmic socket following radiotherapy with orbital retraction syndrome, it provides tissue of good quality. This could allow later reconstruction by mucous grafts. When used on cavities of exenteration it allows fast re-epithelialisation even post-radiotherapy, while allowing the monitoring of the cavity and in particular the early detection of any tumor recurrence. Its use is advantageous in unfavorable conditions especially after radiotherapy.

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