A new flap for reliable nasal reconstruction

Yadranko Ducic, Peter A. Hilger, Kurtis Waters

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Objective: In this article, we describe a new flap for use in lower nasal reconstruction. Method: This technique consists of a planned heminasal transposition rotation flap, with both laterally based and glabellar components. Esthetically favourable incisions are made to follow at the junction between the esthetic subunits. Results: Gratifying early results are achievable, resulting in little postoperative edema due to maintenance of laterally based lymphatic and venous outflow. Likewise, pleasing long-term outcomes have been noted in each of the ten patients in whom we have utilized this flap for nasal reconstruction. Complete flap survival has been noted in every patient. Conclusions: Our experience with the use of this flap technique suggests that it provides consistently rewarding, esthetically pleasing results in patients with cutaneous defects of the lower half of the nose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Otolaryngology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998


  • Heminasal transposition rotation flap
  • Mohs' surgery
  • Nasal reconstruction


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