Arch Craniofac Surg.  2019 Apr;20(2):126-129. 10.7181/acfs.2018.02278.

Extended temporalis flap for skull base reconstruction

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Institute for Human Tissue Restoration, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. saturn@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Traditionally, a galeal flap has been used for skull base reconstruction. In addition to the galeal flap, several other flaps, such as the temporalis muscle flap or the free vascularized flap, can be options for skull base reconstruction, and each option has advantages and disadvantages. Certain cases, however, can be challengeable in the application of these flaps. We successfully managed to cover a skull base defect using an extended temporalis flap. Herein, we present the case and introduce this novel method.

Keyword

Reconstructive surgery; Surgical flaps; Temporal artery

MeSH Terms

Methods
Skull Base*
Skull*
Surgical Flaps
Temporal Arteries
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