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CLINICAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-75

Forehead flap in maxillofacial surgery: Our experiences


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

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Syed S Ahmed
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Z.A. Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.168228

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The forehead flap is a commonly used technique to reconstruct the deep and large nasal defects. It can be conveniently performed under local or general anesthesia and provides a very good color and texture matching to the nasal skin, which makes it a suitable graft harvesting site for nasal reconstruction. It has only single disadvantage disadvantagethat it is a two-stage procedure and “finishing” surgeries are needed occasionally for best surgical and cosmetic outcome. In this paper, we describe three different applications of forehead flaps.


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