Free ulnar forearm flap: Design, elevation, and utility in microvascular nasal lining reconstruction

Rami S. Kantar, William J. Rifkin, Michael J. Cammarata, J. Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Scott J. Farber, Eduardo D. Rodriguez

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Abstract

Reconstruction of the nasal lining has traditionally been performed using the folded radial forearm free flap, given its reliable blood supply, pliability, and familiarity to surgeons with respect to its harvest. More recently, the free ulnar forearm flap has been proposed as an alternative reconstructive option for the nasal lining, with safe and reliable outcomes, and improved donor-site morbidity compared with its radial counterpart. In this article, the authors provide educational video footage with accompanying text description of the senior author's (E.D.R) approach to design and elevation of the free ulnar forearm flap for the purpose of reconstructing a composite nasal defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1594-1599
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume142
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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