Cosmetic Reconstruction of a Nasal Plane and Rostral Nasal Skin Defect Using a Modified Nasal Rotation Flap in a Dog

Authors

  • Gert ter Haar DVM PhD Diplomate ECVS,

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    1. the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK
    • Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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  • Sjef C. Buiks DVM,

    1. Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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  • Jolle Kirpensteijn DVM PhD Diplomate ACVS & ECVS

    1. Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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Corresponding Author

G. ter Haar, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVS, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK

E-mail: GterHaar@rvc.ac.uk

Abstract

Objective

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.

Study Design

Clinical report.

Animals

Mixed-breed dog (1.5 years, 8.6 kg).

Methods

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.

Results

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).

Conclusions

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.

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