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Complex partial nasal reconstruction using free prelaminated temporoparietal fascial flap

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Abstract

The reconstruction of nasal defects together with nasal lining, skeletal support, and skin loss constitutes difficulty to plastic surgeons. We present a single-stage reconstruction of the defect formed on the nasal tip, columella, septum, and upper lip after tumor excision by performing free temporoparietal fascial flap, costal cartilage, and skin graft. In this case, cartilage support was created by the graft taken from costal cartilage, and free temporoparietal fascial flap was wrapped around this cartilage scaffold. Skin graft taken from scalp was placed on the skin surface, and skin graft taken from the thigh was placed on the mucosal surface. Vascular anastomoses were performed on the labial artery and the concomitant vein. In consequence of this operation, a nasal reconstruction with acceptable esthetic and functional results was provided in a complex nasal defect. Internal lining, skin, and cartilage structures were replaced in one single stage and with single flap and graft. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microsurgery, 2013.

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