The retroangular flap for nasal reconstruction

Tommaso Fabrizio, Alessandro Savani, Massimo Sanna, Massimo Biazzi, Gianfranco Tunesi

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Many techniques can be used for nasal reconstruction. This paper describes the preliminary results of our study and shows a one-stage method for partial nasal reconstruction performed with a fasciocutaneous island flap with a retrograde blood supply based on the angular artery. This flap is called the retroangular flap. Six patients had been treated from January of 1993 to January of 1994. This technique is illustrated, and the correlated complications and results are also shown. The flap's color and texture have always been satisfactory. In one patient, the thickness of the flap required a secondary defatting. No sequelae were observed in the donor site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-435
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

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  • Surgery

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    Fabrizio, T., Savani, A., Sanna, M., Biazzi, M., & Tunesi, G. (1996). The retroangular flap for nasal reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 97(2), 431-435.