Facial and Nose Reconstruction With a Nasal Labial Flap, Skin Cancer, Kevin Kavanagh
Facial and Nose Reconstruction With a Nasal Labial Flap, Skin Cancer, Kevin Kavanagh
  
Inferiorly Based Nasolabial Flap for
Nose Reconstruction in a Patient With Skin Cancer
 

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A patient with a large full thickness  right nasal defect extending into the nasal cavity, after excision of a skin cancer.   Most cancers in this area are due to sun exposure. A nasolabial flap is constructed.  A full thickness skin graft was also harvested to line the inside of the nose.

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The flap is rotated in place and sewn into position with little tension.  The result 1 month later shows some fullness of the pedicle due to contraction during the healing process..
   

 

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