Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

The Use of a Free Auricular Flap to Reconstruct a Large Full Thickness Nasal Defect

Chawla R, Thomas G and Johnson D*

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

*Correspondance to: David Johnson 

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Abstract

Full thickness defects of the nose represent a difficult reconstructive challenge, especially when the defects are large. Vascularised chondrocutaneous free flaps from the root of the auricular helix can adequately serve to reconstruct the nose including the alar. We present a case of full thickness reconstruction of a near heminasal defect measuring over 12 cm2 involving the nasal sidewall, alar and vestibular lining using a large free auricular flap.

Keywords:

Nasal reconstruction; Auricular flap, Vestibular lining

Citation:

Chawla R, Thomas G, Johnson D. The Use of a Free Auricular Flap to Reconstruct a Large Full Thickness Nasal Defect. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2431.

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