The ‘Pincer flap’ and its use in facial reconstruction

The ‘Pincer flap’ and its use in facial reconstruction The sliding subcutaneous pedicle V–Y flap is an established method for reconstructing soft tissue defects of the face. The authors describe a modification utilising extension limbs that are closed together in a pincer-like fashion, recruiting skin lateral to the defect. The edges of the flap are curved to provide an element of rotation. A series of 15 consecutive patients who underwent this procedure were studied prospectively. The flap was found to be versatile and useful for defects up to 2.5 cm in diameter. Two flaps developed minor tip necrosis but healed satisfactorily. This flap is another useful addition to the armamentarium of the plastic surgeon and may be suited to situations when tissue laxity is less than would be ideal for a standard V–Y flap. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The ‘Pincer flap’ and its use in facial reconstruction

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/the-pincer-flap-and-its-use-in-facial-reconstruction-6v90ar38eO
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0149-3
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

  • Nasolabial V–Y advancement for closure of the midface defects
    Yildirim, S; Akoz, T; Akan, M; Avci, G

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial