A new approach to retroauricular flap transfer: parietal branch-based reverse flow superior auricular artery island flap.

@article{Kilin2006ANA,
  title={A new approach to retroauricular flap transfer: parietal branch-based reverse flow superior auricular artery island flap.},
  author={H. Gizem Kilinç and Bilge T{\"u}rk Bilen},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={
          380-3
        }
}
The retroauricular region provides adequate tissue of excellent color and texture match for the reconstruction of small- and medium-sized facial defects. In this study, parietal branch of the superficial temporal artery (STA) was used as the pedicle for the retroauricular island flap. Anastomoses between the parietal branch of STA, occipital artery, and contralateral STA were observed to deliver adequate nutritional blood supply to the flap. Total upper eyelid defect in 1 case, malar defect in… CONTINUE READING
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