Frontotemporal Flap

Frontotemporal Flap


This extremely versatile flap was introduced in 1952 (1) and was subsequently adapted by me for a variety of reconstructive functions in the middle third of the face as well as in the orbital and periorbital areas (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9).


The frontotemporal flap consists of two parts: a horizontal superciliary, or carrier, flap and a temporal portion that represents the composite part of the flap used to replace the missing structures at the recipient site. The carrier flap can be cut as narrow as 5 mm in the cutaneous layer, but by beveling the incision on both sides, a subcutaneous flap width of approximately 10 mm is possible.

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Jun 26, 2016 | Posted by in General Surgery | Comments Off on Frontotemporal Flap
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