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June 1995

The Rieger Flap for Nasal Reconstruction

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Johnson and Nelson), Otorhinolaryngology (Drs Johnson, Nelson, and Baker), and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor; the Departments of Dermatology and Otorhinolaryngology, University of Oregon at Portland (Dr Swanson); and the Department of Dermatology, University of Rochester (New York) (Dr Brown).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121(6):634-637. doi:10.1001/archotol.1995.01890060032006

Objective:  To repair surgical defects of the middle and distal third of the nose.

Design:  The anatomic and technical design of the Rieger (dorsonasal) flap is described.

Conclusion:  When performed on properly selected patients, the Rieger flap is an aesthetically predictable, onestage procedure.(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121:634-637)