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Glabellar superciliary bilobed flap for reconstruction of large medial canthus region defect

Published:September 26, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2022.09.004

      Abstract

      The aim of this study was to describe a series of patients who have undergone a medial canthal reconstruction with a glabellar superciliary bilobed flap. A series of 30 patients were included with medial canthal defects after excision of medial canthal tumour who underwent reconstruction using a glabellar-superciliary bilobed flap of adjoining skin and subcutaneous tissue. Eighteen procedures were performed under local anaesthesia. The remaining 12 cases were combined with major lid reconstruction and performed under general anaesthesia. Complete closure of the defect, aesthetic outcome, complications, and re-operations were all used as outcome measures. Primary closure of the donor site was achieved in all cases without wound dehiscence. In all cases, the cosmetic appearance was highly satisfactory to the surgeons and patients and there were no intraoperative complications. The glabellar superciliary bilobed flap is an effective, quick, simple, and single-stage technique for medial canthal region reconstruction. It provides excellent cosmesis and is associated with minimal complications. It can be modified according to the nature of the periorbital skin, location, size, and depth of the defect.

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