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September 1973

Rhomboid Flap in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn
From the departments of ophthalmology and visual science (Dr. Bullock) and surgery, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Drs. Koss and Flagg), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(3):203-205. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050205005

The rhomboid flap is a useful plastic surgical technique to cover defects created by simple excisions in the shape of a rhombus. An excision by this technique of a basal cell carcinoma in the area of the lateral brow is illustrated. The mathematical basis of this flap is briefly discussed.