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Endoscopic-assisted harvest of the temporoparietal fascial flap.
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PMID:  11037158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Elevation of the temporoparietal fascial flap by conventional T or Y incisions in the temporal region frequently leaves conspicuous scarring, hair thinning, or baldness. To avoid such undesirable effects, endoscopic-assisted harvest of the temporoparietal fascial flap was performed in 9 patients with microtia. Through two horizontal incisions in the temporal region, the temporoparietal fascia was dissected, and the flap was harvested using bipolar scissors and coagulating shears. Flaps were dissected and harvested successfully without any complications in 7 patients, although extra incisions were required to facilitate coagulation in 2 patients. The authors introduce this harvesting technique and describe some representative cases. Using endoscopic guidance, this is a versatile, safe procedure with minimal morbidity, and is applicable to other reconstructive procedures that require a temporoparietal fascial flap, including the free flap.
A Takushima; H Asato; K Harii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-16     Completed Date:  2001-02-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Ear, External / abnormalities*
Surgical Flaps*
Tissue and Organ Harvesting / methods*

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