Repair of inner canthus surgical wound using superior palpebral artery based advancement flap

P. S. White, F. D. L. Walker

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    Abstract

    Background: Small defects of the inner canthus can be difficult to repair with an aesthetically satisfactory result, due to the difficulty in matching skin types and the resulting donor site scars.
    Methods: We describe a technique which we have employed for repairing skin defects around the inner canthus, using a cutaneous advancement flap from the upper eyelid, based on the superior palpebral artery.
    Results: Complete excision of the lesion was possible, and a cosmetically acceptable result was obtained.
    Conclusions: By using this technique, skin is moved within one aesthetic unit, thus maximising skin type matching and cosmetic results. In addition, the technique creates a donor site wich can be easily hidden within the natural creases of the upper lid, and the arterial supply maximises the chances of flap survival.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)990-2
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
    Volume121
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

    Keywords

    • Eyelid Neoplasms
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
    • Surgical Flaps
    • Treatment Outcome
    • Wound Healing

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