A useful flap combination in wide and complex defect reconstruction of the medial canthal region: Glabellar rotation and nasolabial V-Y advancement flaps


KESİKTAŞ E. , ESER C. , GENCEL E. , ASLANER E. E.

PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.23, no.2, pp.113-115, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-115
  • Keywords: Glabellar flap, Medial canthal recontruction, Nasolabial flap

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of medial canthal defects after tumour excision is difficult owing to the thin skin of the region and the concavity of the anatomical landmarks, which enclose complex structures such as the medial canthal ligament and the lacrimal system. Local reconstruction methods for this region include secondary healing, full-thickness skin grafts, and skin flaps from the frontal, transnasal, glabellar and upper eyelid regions.