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Original Article
January 1977

Closure of Large Nose-Cheek Groove Defects

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(1):29-31. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780180067007

Reconstruction of large defects involving the nose-cheek groove area present technical and cosmetic problems. A combination of a cheek flap with a dorsal-nasal rotation flap gives excellent survival and cosmesis for the nose as well as the cheek. The techniques of the dorsal-nasal flap alone and in combination with a cheek advancement flap are demonstrated.

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