Medial canthal reconstruction using a medially based upper eyelid myocutaneous flap PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Jelks, G. W., Glat, P. M., Jelks, E. B., Longaker, M. T. 2002; 110 (7): 1636-1643


Periorbital reconstruction following skin cancer ablation represents a challenging problem. A thorough understanding of the complex periorbital anatomy is necessary to preserve lid function and protect the ocular surface. The medial canthal region represents the most difficult periorbital zone to reconstruct. This area has a complex anatomy involving both the medial canthus itself and the lacrimal apparatus. The authors present their experience with a versatile technique for reconstruction of the medial canthal periorbital region, namely, a medially based upper eyelid myocutaneous flap. In the 10 patients in whom this procedure was used, there was one partial and no complete flap losses. The authors believe that the medially based upper lid myocutaneous flap offers an excellent solution to the difficult problem of medial canthal periorbital reconstruction.

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