Advancement flap for the reconstruction of nasal ala and lateral nasal tip defectsDermatology Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Medical Subject HeadingsEsthetics; Humans; Nose; *Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; *Surgical Flaps; Treatment Outcome
AbstractRepair of nasal ala and lateral nasal tip defects provide unique reconstructive challenges. This article describes a one-staged advancement flap for repair of such defects. The flap may be medially-based, laterally-based, or bilaterally-based. Sharp undermining is recommended, and a standing cone must be removed superior to the defect, perpendicular to the alar rim. Temporary alar rim flattening is accepted, and normalizes with time. This reconstruction has provided excellent functional and cosmetic results for defects measuring tip.
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Citation InformationPriya S. Zeikus, Mary E. Maloney and Nathaniel J. Jellinek. "Advancement flap for the reconstruction of nasal ala and lateral nasal tip defects" Vol. 55 Iss. 6 (2006) ISSN: 0190-9622 (Linking)
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