Korean J Dermatol.  2006 May;44(5):593-596.

Hinged Turnover Flap for Reconstruction of Nasal Ala Defect

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. frank@medimail.co.kr

Abstract

Surgical remedy of nasal ala present a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. As ala have anatomic complexity and a paired structure, reconstruction must be precise and aesthetically acceptable. The reconstruction of full-thickness ala defects often require staged surgical procedures, and they can introduce operational risks and consume extraordinary time and cost. However, a hinged turnover flap can offer a one-stage repair of full-thickness ala defects. With this procedure, satisfactory ala reconstruction was achieved in one step, and good aesthetic and functional results were obtained.

Keyword

Hinged turnover flap; Nasal ala defect
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