23 October 2017
Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(5):362-368. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.362
The Versatile Use of Temporoparietal Fascial Flap
1. Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, TURKEY.
Background: The pedicled or free temporoparietal fascial has been used in many areas, especially in head and neck reconstruction. This thin, pliable, highly vascularized flap may be also transferred as a carrier of subjacent bone or overlying skin.
Objective: The aim of this study is to report our experience in versatile use of temporoparietal fascial flap (TPFF) and discuss the surgical anatomy and technique.
Patients and Methods: A total number of 57 TPFFs have been used in periorbital, mid-facial, auricular, and tracheal reconstruction due to tumor resection, trauma, and congenital ear deformities.
Results: All the flaps were successfully transferred without any major complication. The cosmetic results were quite satisfactory to all patients.
Conclusion: The advantages and minimal donor site morbidity of TPPF makes this flap a good choice in many reconstructive procedures.
Keywords: temporoparietal fascial flap, superficial temporal fascia, head and neck reconstruction
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Demirdover C, Sahin B, Vayvada H, Oztan HY. The Versatile Use of Temporoparietal Fascial Flap. Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(5):362-368. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.362. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v08p0362.htm