Prefabricated scalping forehead flap with skeletal support.

Abstract

It is difficult to reconstruct a nose with adequate shape, color, and texture in patients who have full-thickness nasal defects with extensive loss of skeletal support. The scalping forehead flap is a reliable technique for nasal reconstruction. To our knowledge, however, there have been no reports about a prefabricated scalping forehead flap with a bone graft as skeletal support. In the case reported here, a prefabricated scalping forehead flap combined with an iliac bone graft as skeletal support was used to successfully reconstruct a full-thickness defect of the nose associated with partial frontal bone loss and complete loss of the nasal bones. Acceptable functional and aesthetic results were achieved. This method may be a good alternative for reconstruction of full-thickness nasal defects with extensive loss of skeletal support.

DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181acdc05

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@article{Fujiwara2009PrefabricatedSF, title={Prefabricated scalping forehead flap with skeletal support.}, author={Masao Fujiwara and Ayano Suzuki and Takahide Mizukami and Tsutomu Terai and Hidekazu Fukamizu}, journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery}, year={2009}, volume={20 4}, pages={1182-5} }