Korean J Dermatol.  2003 Jun;41(6):770-773.

Reconstruction of Facial Defects with Subcutaneous Island Pedicle Flap

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. ckoh@pusan.ac.kr

Abstract

Subcutaneous island pedicle flap is based on the basic principle of V-Y advancement and closure. This advancement flap involves the isolation of a segment of skin as an island disconnected from the peripheral epidermal-dermal attachment. Subcutaneous island pedicle flap offers several distinct advantages over various transposition flap and skin graft. Moreover its design and execution are straightforward, being a conceptual extension of the elliptical excision technique. Four cases of malignant tumors on the face were removed by Mohs surgery, followed by reconstruction of defects with subcutaneous island pedicle flap. In our cases, there were no significant complications and the results were cosmetically acceptable. Subcutaneous island pedicle flap is a simple and satisfactory alternative for the reconstruction of medium-sized defects in the face.

Keyword

Subcutaneous island pedicle flap; Reconstruction; Face

MeSH Terms

Mohs Surgery
Skin
Transplants
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