Nasal Vestibular Chondromucosal Flap

Nasal Vestibular Chondromucosal Flap


The chondromucosal flap for correction of columellar retraction after septal resection was first described in 1963 (1). This flap has several donor areas and great versatility, and it is available for unilateral or bilateral use (2, 3).


This is a compound flap containing lining and cartilage. The vascular dependability of this flap is remarkable, considering the hazardous width-to-length ratio. This is probably due to

the fact that the flap is backed by cartilage, which acts as a splint to prevent collapse or kinking of the vessels within it.

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Jun 26, 2016 | Posted by in General Surgery | Comments Off on Nasal Vestibular Chondromucosal Flap

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