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Prelaminated fascia lata free flap for large nasal septal defect reconstruction


, : Prelaminated fascia lata free flap for large nasal septal defect reconstruction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 67(10): 1440-1443

Nasal septal defects can be challenging to repair, given their location, size, and the unique, tri-layered structure of the septum, which includes a thin piece of cartilage positioned between mucosal layers. The report herein presents a case of a 47 year-old woman with a large symptomatic nasal septal perforation, despite saline irrigations and ointment. Placement of a septal button or a traditional surgical approach was not considered because of the extremely large nature of the perforation. We describe the use of a tri-layered fascia lata flap prelaminated with buccal mucosa grafts to successfully repair this complicated defect. Subsequent follow-up visits showed complete repair of the defect and patent nasal passages, without the need for any debulking procedures. Based on these results, we conclude that a prelaminated fascia lata flap is a good reconstructive option for large, complex nasal septal defects, bringing thin, healthy mucosalized tissue to the defect and minimizing future surgical procedures.

US$19.90

PMID: 24947084

DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2014.05.027


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