Concepts in local flap design and classification

Krishna G. Patel, Jonathan M Sykes

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Facial reconstruction relies on the creativity of surgeons as well as a clear understanding in the properties of local flaps. Choosing the correct procedure begins with thorough analysis of the defect. Multiple reconstructive options often exist, which can then be narrowed and refined based on the specific qualities of the defect and the history of the patient. Careful planning ultimately leads to an excellent functional and aesthetic reconstructive outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-23
Number of pages11
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Facial reconstruction
  • Local facial flaps
  • Local flaps
  • Reconstructive ladder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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