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September 1985

Reconstruction of Large Nasal Defects With a Subcutaneous Pedicle Nasolabial Flap: An Underutilized Technique

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(9):628-630. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800110106014

• The cosmetic repair and camouflage of large full-thickness defects of the nasal bridge and lower nasal skin can be an arduous task. The standard techniques of split- or full-thickness skin grafts provide for a poor color match and inadequate tissue mass, and other flap techniques do not have the versatility, tissue bulk, and ability to hide the donor site that the subcutaneous nasolabial pedicle flap does. This technique has versatility in treating larger lower nasal bridge defects.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:628-630)

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