Facial plast Surg 2017; 33(01): 058-066
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597898
Review Article
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Nasal Reconstruction Involving Multiple Subunit Defects

Artemus Cox1, Matthew Fort1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, University of Alabama School of Medicine Ringgold Standard Institution, Birmingham, Alabama
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Publikationsdatum:
22.Februar 2017 (online)

Abstract

The challenges of nasal reconstruction are readily apparent to any surgeon who has undertaken this task. Defects involving multiple subunits of the nose usually require adjacent tissue transferred to the wound typically in the form of a forehead flap or other local flaps. Herein, we describe current thought on the subunit principle and the application of local flaps and grafts in reconstructing larger superficial defects of the nose. Primary attention is paid to analysis and patient counseling.