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A new retroauricular flap for facial reconstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12946379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retroauricular reverse flow flap based on the anastomosis of the frontal branch of the temporal superficial artery with the corresponding vessel of the opposite side as well as with the ipsilateral supraorbital and supratrochlear arteries, was used in two clinical cases for forehead and facial reconstructions. The arc of rotation associated with the length of the pedicle allows its transfer, in a one-stage procedure, to cover small to medium defects of any part of the forehead, face and parts of the scalp. The procedure is safe, simple and causes minimum donor site morbidity.
Carlos Pinho; Miguel Choupina; Pedro Silva; Pedro Ferreira; Isabel Guimarães; José Amarante
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of plastic surgery     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0007-1226     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-29     Completed Date:  2003-10-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984714R     Medline TA:  Br J Plast Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  599-602     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital de São João, Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Face / surgery*
Facial Injuries / surgery
Facial Neoplasms / surgery
Forehead / surgery
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Surgical Flaps* / blood supply

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