The paramedian forehead flap is commonly used for nasal reconstruction.1- 4 The donor site can typically be closed primarily with acceptable scarring. However, for larger nasal defects, the donor site at the cephalic portion of the forehead is frequently too large to be closed primarily.5 Historically, these donor sites have been left to heal secondarily. However, this process can take months and comes at significant morbidity to the patient. This study reviews our experiences using lateral forehead rotational flaps to help close primarily large forehead flap donor sites.
Butz DR, Warner J. Use of Lateral Forehead Rotational Flaps to Close Paramedian Forehead Flap Donor Sites. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;18(2):146-148. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2015.2002