AffiliationDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom
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AbstractWide local excision of a lesion that encompasses several facial subunits including medial canthus, nasal sidewall, and cheek provides multiple aesthetic and reconstructive challenges to restore both orbital function as well as appearance. We report the first successful use of a chimeric upper eyelid--supraorbital flap to reconstruct a facial defect, secondary to a wide local excision of the lower eyelid, entire nasal sidewall, and infraorbital cheek in a patient with a biopsy-proven diagnosis of malignant melanoma. Chimeric upper eyelid--supraorbital flap provides simultaneous reconstruction of lower eyelid, nasal sidewall, and infraorbital areas, therefore replacing multiple facial aesthetic subunits at the same time providing unparalleled tissue quality match to all areas as well as excellent functional and aesthetic outcomes.
CitationChimeric Upper Eyelid--Supraorbital Flap Reconstruction. 2015, 3 (5):e399 Plast Reconstr Surg
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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