Lateral Nasal (Miter) Skin Flap



Lateral Nasal (Miter) Skin Flap


R. A. RIEGER





Nasal skin is difficult to match in color, texture, and thickness. It is therefore desirable to repair nasal defects with nasal skin. Since nasal skin is relatively inelastic, it takes a relatively large nasal skin flap to reconstruct a small nasal defect.

A glabellar flap has been described by Gillies, who noted that it should be used only for defects in the upper half of the nose. A similar but more extensive flap can be devised to close defects in the lower third of the nose, particularly on the tip and either side of the midline (1).




Jun 26, 2016 | Posted by in General Surgery | Comments Off on Lateral Nasal (Miter) Skin Flap
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