Tunneled and transposed island flaps in facial reconstructive surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Surgical wounds on the central face present reconstructive challenges given the aesthetic prominence of these visually important areas and a general lack of local tissue availability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Illustrative case examples demonstrate the potential clinical utility of nontraditional island flaps that are tunneled or transposed into operative defects. RESULTS: Aesthetically successful reconstruction of difficult facial wounds was accomplished with island flaps that used less traditional operative designs. CONCLUSION: When designed and executed properly, island flaps offer unrivaled opportunities to reconstruct the face with maximal preservation of central facial symmetry.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cook, JL

Published Date

  • September 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 Suppl 9 /

Start / End Page

  • S16 - S29

PubMed ID

  • 25158873

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4725

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000119


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States