:: Volume 6, Issue 3 (7-2017) ::
wjps 2017, 6(3): 361-364 Back to browse issues page
Use of Forehead Flap for Nasal Tip Reconstruction after Traumatic Nasal Amputation
Mohamad Ahmadi Moghadam , Shokofeh Ahmadi Moghadam
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Nose is one of the most important aesthetic unit of the face.Management of nasal trauma plays a significant role in the practices of the majority of facial and reconstructive surgeons. Replantation, although technically very challenging, is undoubtedly the procedure of choice following traumatic nasal amputation. Here we present an illustrative case report of the traumatic amputation of a nasal tip that was treated successfully with a paramedian forehead flap and further nasal reconstructive surgery. Use of the forehead flap was performed five hours after the occurrence of trauma and was followed by surgical repair about three weeks later. This case presents evidence that a forehead flap as a full-thickness composite graft can survive with an acceptable clinical outcome. In this particular case, the final result was satisfactory.

Keywords: Trauma, Nasal tip, Amputation, Avulsion
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/03/11 | Accepted: 2017/07/25 | Published: 2017/07/25


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