A Novel Flap for the Reconstruction of Midcheek Defects: "Rabbit Ear Flap"


KILINÇ H. , Erbatur S., Aytekin A. H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.24, no.5, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31828f2f0b
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY

Abstract

Cheek defects generally occur because of reasons such as trauma, burn, and tumor excisions. In the reconstruction of cheek defects, it is essential to cover the defects using the tissues with compatible color and similar texture. Although many techniques have been described for this purpose, local flaps are more likely to be used.