Original Article – Clinical
Cosmetic Reconstruction of a Nasal Plane and Rostral Nasal Skin Defect Using a Modified Nasal Rotation Flap in a Dog
Article first published online: 23 OCT 2012
© Copyright 2012 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Volume 42, Issue 2, pages 176–179, February 2013
How to Cite
ter Haar, G., Buiks, S. C. and Kirpensteijn, J. (2013), Cosmetic Reconstruction of a Nasal Plane and Rostral Nasal Skin Defect Using a Modified Nasal Rotation Flap in a Dog. Veterinary Surgery, 42: 176–179. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2012.01054.x
- Issue published online: 6 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 23 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: JAN 2012
- Manuscript Received: JUL 2011
- Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals
To report reconstruction of a defect of the nasal plane and the rostral dorsum of the nose in a dog using a nasal rotation flap with Burow's triangles.
Mixed-breed dog (1.5 years, 8.6 kg).
A nasal defect caused by chronic granulomatous inflammation and involving the lateral nasal plane and adjacent rostral nasal dorsum in a dog was reconstructed and closed using a unilateral nasal rotation flap incorporating dorsal nasal plane tissue, with excision of Burow's triangles.
The modified unilateral nasal rotation flap was effective in closing a defect of the rostral nasal dorsum. Incorporation of dorsal nasal plane tissue in the flap allowed for a cosmetic reconstruction of the lateral nasal plane defect (wing of nostril).
Skin defects on the rostral dorsum of the nose and defects of the nasal plane in dogs can be closed and/or reconstructed using nasal rotation flaps incorporating nasal plane tissue.