Amputation trauma of the face: Surgical techniques and microsurgical replantations

A. Baj, G. A. Beltramini, F. Lagana, V. Bonanno, G. De Riu, A. B. Gianni

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The reconstruction of facial parts after traumatic amputation is of special interest because of the psychological and functional implications such accidents have on the patient. Most amputations result from dog bites or knife wounds and are often sustained by children and young adults. The amputated part may be an anatomic structure of functional importance (e.g., the lips) or a static structure of primarily aesthetic importance (e.g., the ear or nose). Here, the Authors present results in 6 cases of facial amputation reconstructed using microsurgical replantation for upper lip amputation, with use of the facial artery musculomucosal flap to fill labial defects, and the Mladick method for ear replantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


  • Dog bite
  • Face
  • Lip
  • Microvascular replantation
  • Traumatic amputation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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