Reverse temporalis muscle flap for the reconstruction of orbital exenteration defects.

@article{Menderes2002ReverseTM,
  title={Reverse temporalis muscle flap for the reconstruction of orbital exenteration defects.},
  author={Adnan Menderes and Mustafa Yilmaz and Haluk Vayvada and C Demirdover and Ali Barutçu},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={521-6; discussion 526-7}
}
Orbital exenteration is a surgical procedure that results in devastating functional and aesthetic losses. Many reconstructive techniques, ranging from spontaneous epithelialization to free flaps, have been described for orbital exenteration defects. The temporalis muscle flap is one of the most frequently used flaps to obliterate the orbital cavity, but only a small portion of the muscle can be used for this purpose because most of the muscle is used as the pedicle. The reverse temporalis… CONTINUE READING
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