Peri-alar hatchet flap for the reconstruction of the columella and nasal tip

Peri-alar hatchet flap for the reconstruction of the columella and nasal tip Reconstruction of the nasolabial columella complex is a technical challenge for which many solutions have been suggested. The peri-alar hatchet pedicle flap, herein described, allows the transposition of a well-matched tissue to reconstruct columellar and nasal tip defects while preserving the alar and nasolabial crease. This procedure did not require a columellar strut or a finishing touch-up procedure for sufficient columellar projection and achieved excellent cosmetic results. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Peri-alar hatchet flap for the reconstruction of the columella and nasal tip

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-014-1042-5
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Abstract

Reconstruction of the nasolabial columella complex is a technical challenge for which many solutions have been suggested. The peri-alar hatchet pedicle flap, herein described, allows the transposition of a well-matched tissue to reconstruct columellar and nasal tip defects while preserving the alar and nasolabial crease. This procedure did not require a columellar strut or a finishing touch-up procedure for sufficient columellar projection and achieved excellent cosmetic results. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2015

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