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Reconstruction of full-thickness defect of the alar rim with a combined advancement chondro-mucous and bilobed myocutaneous flap

Authors


  • This work was presented at the 39th Congress of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in Santiago de Compostela (June 2011).
  • Conflicts of interest: None.

Abstract

Background

The nasal pyramid is frequently affected by nonmelanoma skin cancer. In full thickness defects of the nose, reconstruction of all the layers results in better outcomes.

Methods

We present a case in which the combination of two flaps adequately reconstructs a full thickness defect of the nasal ala.

Results

The images provide proof of the excellent functional and aesthetic results.

Conclusions

Our technique is a simple, one-stage procedure, with no distant donor site morbidity that achieves good coverage of the internal nasal lining with good external aesthetic result.

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