Circum-alar flap for full-thickness alar rim defect of the nose

Circum-alar flap for full-thickness alar rim defect of the nose Various methods of nasal alar reconstruction has been described in the medical literature but very few for defects involving the alar rim. These are single- or multistage procedures and have their pros and cons. The authors have designed a novel technique for alar rim defects by advancing a flap alongside the alar crease. This flap is simple, easy to execute and provides desirable results for full-thickness defects in a single-stage procedure. Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Circum-alar flap for full-thickness alar rim defect of the nose

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0917-1
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Abstract

Various methods of nasal alar reconstruction has been described in the medical literature but very few for defects involving the alar rim. These are single- or multistage procedures and have their pros and cons. The authors have designed a novel technique for alar rim defects by advancing a flap alongside the alar crease. This flap is simple, easy to execute and provides desirable results for full-thickness defects in a single-stage procedure. Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 1, 2014

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