Regional and distant skin flaps in nasal reconstruction

S. R. Baker, Neil Swanson

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Abstract

The nasolabial flap and the medial forehead flap are the two most common regional flaps utilized for reconstruction of the nose. The nasolabial flap is particularly suited for reconstruction of the lateral nasal ala, columella, and to provide a lining for the nasal vestibule. The median forehead flap is the flap of choice for reconstruction of large defects of the nose. There are several modifications of the nasolabial flap and the forehead flap that allow for partial or total nasal reconstruction. The midline flap is the forehead flap of choice when it provides sufficient tissue to reconstruct the nasal defect. Larger defects, however, may require the use of a scalping forehead flap or combination of a medial forehead and nasolabial flap. Skeletal support of the nose is necessary when the lower lateral cartilages or nasal septum have been removed. Rotation or advancement cheek flaps may be necessary to assist in the reconstruction of defects that extend laterally from the nasal dorsum out onto the skin of the cheek. Occasionally, distant pedicled or free revascularized skin flaps may be necessary for nasal reconstruction when the forehead is not available as a source of tissue and the skin of the cheek is insufficient for the purpose of reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-44
Number of pages12
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Skin
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Nasal Septum
Cartilage

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Baker, S. R., & Swanson, N. (1984). Regional and distant skin flaps in nasal reconstruction. Facial Plastic Surgery, 2(1), 33-44.

Regional and distant skin flaps in nasal reconstruction. / Baker, S. R.; Swanson, Neil.

In: Facial Plastic Surgery, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1984, p. 33-44.

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Baker, SR & Swanson, N 1984, 'Regional and distant skin flaps in nasal reconstruction', Facial Plastic Surgery, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 33-44.
Baker, S. R. ; Swanson, Neil. / Regional and distant skin flaps in nasal reconstruction. In: Facial Plastic Surgery. 1984 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 33-44.
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