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March 1986

Nasalis Myocutaneous Flap for Nasal Reconstruction

Author Affiliations

From the Gould Medical Group, Modesto, Calif.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(3):302-305. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780030066013

• Eight patients underwent reconstruction of the nasal supratip using nasalis myocutaneous flaps. This flap's blood supply is an axial blood supply from the nasalis muscle. The muscle originates from the piriform aperature and stretches out into an aponeurosis that attaches into the dermis in the nasal supratip and tip areas. Tumor defects 1 to 2 cm in diameter have been reconstructed using this versatile flap. I have been very impressed with natural alar contour, skin texture, and color matching using these flaps. The nasalis myocutaneous flap can be advanced up to 1.5 cm and can be used for lateral nasal wall and central nasal tip defects.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:302-305)