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July 22, 1911

PLASTIC SURGERY OF THE EYELIDS, USING THE WOLFFE GRAFT

Author Affiliations

ATLANTA, GA.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(4):279-282. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070283005
Abstract

Plastic surgery has always impressed me as being the height of all surgical skill. For obvious reasons plastic surgery about the face, about the eyelids particularly, not only requires good judgment on the part of the operator, but his technic is put to the severest test.

The operation for the restoration of the lids and of the cul-de-sacs in contracted orbits, in the complete ectropions, especially from burns, and many other conditions, makes the deep cutaneous graft of Wolffe the ideal one to be used in such cases. My experience in twenty-five cases in which this cutaneous graft was applied has been so satisfactory and the method employed is so simple that I present the subject with the hope that it will be of interest. No claim is made to originality in the operation to be described, for my ideas were obtained from observing other operators.

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