The helix flap for circular skin defects: case reports

The helix flap for circular skin defects: case reports After tumor resection, skin defects generally form circular shapes. However, closure of circular skin defect cannot be achieved satisfactorily by direct suture. Local flaps or skin grafts can be used to cover such defects. However, performing a graft or flap can require additional tissue resection to convert the flap’s shape to the defect’s shape. Reconstruction of these defects may cause problems such as distortion of anatomic points and extra normal skin resection. To solve those problems, a new local flap is reported; this is a combination of transposition, rotation, and subcutaneous flap techniques. This flap has been performed with success on various body surfaces for defects of a size ranging from 1.5 to 9 cm in diameter. In this paper, technical details and some clinical cases are presented. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The helix flap for circular skin defects: case reports

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-008-0305-4
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Abstract

After tumor resection, skin defects generally form circular shapes. However, closure of circular skin defect cannot be achieved satisfactorily by direct suture. Local flaps or skin grafts can be used to cover such defects. However, performing a graft or flap can require additional tissue resection to convert the flap’s shape to the defect’s shape. Reconstruction of these defects may cause problems such as distortion of anatomic points and extra normal skin resection. To solve those problems, a new local flap is reported; this is a combination of transposition, rotation, and subcutaneous flap techniques. This flap has been performed with success on various body surfaces for defects of a size ranging from 1.5 to 9 cm in diameter. In this paper, technical details and some clinical cases are presented.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 1, 2009

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