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Posts Tagged ‘nasal ala reconstruction’


Reconstructive Cases – Bilevel Grafts

DISCUSSION Nasal ala skin defects can be reconstructed with skin grafts generally with excellent results. However, deeper defects of the nasal ala repaired with a skin graft may result in a depressed deformity. Contraction of skin graft healing may also cause retraction of the nasal ala, especially with deeper defects. Adding a cartilage graft  to…

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Discussion This month’s reconstructive case series addresses a small alar island flap for reconstruction of smaller defects of the ala. The alar island flap is based on lateral nasal artery and alar artery arising from the angular artery of the face. Wide release of the flap is necessary both in subcutaneous plane and in submuscular plane separating if…

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