The combination of posterior scalping flap and gracilis free flap for mid-face reconstruction

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Abstract

A variety of donor sites have been reported for the restoration of mid-face cutaneous defects; however, the limited availability of tissue of similar color and texture to that of native facial skin greatly limits reconstructive options. Similarly, resection of the underlying mimetic musculature during the primary ablation compounds this reconstructive challenge, resulting in both a cosmetic and a functional deformity. The combination of the posterior scalping flap for cutaneous resurfacing, and microvascular transfer and reinnervation of the gracilis free flap for dynamic facial reanimation, offers a reconstructive alternative for extensive soft tissue defects of the mid-face.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2000

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