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A multi-staged approach to the reconstruction of a burnt Asian face.

Joethy J, Tan BK - Indian J Plast Surg (2011)

Bottom Line: This article describes the management of chemical burns to the Asian face with resultant full thickness loss to the right side of the face including the eyelid and nose.We detail the techniques used to reconstruct the face which include skin grafting according to the aesthetic units of the face, accurate placement of junction lines, use of a chondrocutaneous graft to reconstruct the alar grove and scalp strip grafting for eyebrow reconstruction.We obtained a successful result that minimised scar formation in the burnt Asian face.

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Affiliation: Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

ABSTRACT
This article describes the management of chemical burns to the Asian face with resultant full thickness loss to the right side of the face including the eyelid and nose. We detail the techniques used to reconstruct the face which include skin grafting according to the aesthetic units of the face, accurate placement of junction lines, use of a chondrocutaneous graft to reconstruct the alar grove and scalp strip grafting for eyebrow reconstruction. We obtained a successful result that minimised scar formation in the burnt Asian face.

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(a-e) Reconstruction of the right alar-facial groove. (a) Harvesting of composite antihelical chondrocutaneous graft; (b) Graft used to cover alar facial groove; (c) Conchal transposition flap used to cover donor site. Arrow shows direction of movement of flap; (d) After covering donor site with chondrocutaneous flap, a resultant secondary defect exists (marked with an asterix); (e) Secondary defect skin grafted. (f) the reconstructed alar-facial groove; and (g) The donor ear
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Figure 6: (a-e) Reconstruction of the right alar-facial groove. (a) Harvesting of composite antihelical chondrocutaneous graft; (b) Graft used to cover alar facial groove; (c) Conchal transposition flap used to cover donor site. Arrow shows direction of movement of flap; (d) After covering donor site with chondrocutaneous flap, a resultant secondary defect exists (marked with an asterix); (e) Secondary defect skin grafted. (f) the reconstructed alar-facial groove; and (g) The donor ear

Mentions: The right alar base was scarred down leading to obliteration of the alar-facial groove. A composite antihelical chondrocutaneous graft was harvested from the right ear to reconstruct the groove. The primary defect was closed with a conchal tranpositional flap. The secondary defect was covered with a skin graft [Figure 6].


A multi-staged approach to the reconstruction of a burnt Asian face.

Joethy J, Tan BK - Indian J Plast Surg (2011)

(a-e) Reconstruction of the right alar-facial groove. (a) Harvesting of composite antihelical chondrocutaneous graft; (b) Graft used to cover alar facial groove; (c) Conchal transposition flap used to cover donor site. Arrow shows direction of movement of flap; (d) After covering donor site with chondrocutaneous flap, a resultant secondary defect exists (marked with an asterix); (e) Secondary defect skin grafted. (f) the reconstructed alar-facial groove; and (g) The donor ear
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Figure 6: (a-e) Reconstruction of the right alar-facial groove. (a) Harvesting of composite antihelical chondrocutaneous graft; (b) Graft used to cover alar facial groove; (c) Conchal transposition flap used to cover donor site. Arrow shows direction of movement of flap; (d) After covering donor site with chondrocutaneous flap, a resultant secondary defect exists (marked with an asterix); (e) Secondary defect skin grafted. (f) the reconstructed alar-facial groove; and (g) The donor ear
Mentions: The right alar base was scarred down leading to obliteration of the alar-facial groove. A composite antihelical chondrocutaneous graft was harvested from the right ear to reconstruct the groove. The primary defect was closed with a conchal tranpositional flap. The secondary defect was covered with a skin graft [Figure 6].

Bottom Line: This article describes the management of chemical burns to the Asian face with resultant full thickness loss to the right side of the face including the eyelid and nose.We detail the techniques used to reconstruct the face which include skin grafting according to the aesthetic units of the face, accurate placement of junction lines, use of a chondrocutaneous graft to reconstruct the alar grove and scalp strip grafting for eyebrow reconstruction.We obtained a successful result that minimised scar formation in the burnt Asian face.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

ABSTRACT
This article describes the management of chemical burns to the Asian face with resultant full thickness loss to the right side of the face including the eyelid and nose. We detail the techniques used to reconstruct the face which include skin grafting according to the aesthetic units of the face, accurate placement of junction lines, use of a chondrocutaneous graft to reconstruct the alar grove and scalp strip grafting for eyebrow reconstruction. We obtained a successful result that minimised scar formation in the burnt Asian face.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus