Combined flaps based on the superficial temporal vascular system for reconstruction of facial defects.

@article{Zhou2015CombinedFB,
  title={Combined flaps based on the superficial temporal vascular system for reconstruction of facial defects.},
  author={Renpeng Zhou and Chen Wang and Yunliang Qian and Danru Wang},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2015},
  volume={68 9},
  pages={1235-41}
}
BACKGROUND Facial defects are multicomponent deficiencies rather than simple soft-tissue defects. Based on different branches of the superficial temporal vascular system, various tissue components can be obtained to reconstruct facial defects individually. METHODS From January 2004 to December 2013, 31 patients underwent reconstruction of facial defects with composite flaps based on the superficial temporal vascular system. RESULTS Twenty cases of nasal defects were repaired with skin and… CONTINUE READING