THE ANCIENT INDIAN FLAP: A TECHNIQUE STILL UP TO DATE

  • V. V. COSTAN “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Raluca DRAGOMIR “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Claudia Florida COSTEA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • A. ROSU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Otilia BOISTEANU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Eugenia POPESCU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

THE ANCIENT INDIAN FLAP: A TECHNIQUE STILL UP TO DATE (Abstract): Aim: To reevaluate an old surgical technique that is still used and even up to date. Material and methods: A series of 24 patients was reviewed: 10 women and 14 men aged 55 to 84 years who underwent surgery between 2011 and 2017. All patients had various facial lesions removed from the nasal pyramid, nose and cheek region, nose and upper lip, and from the internal angle of the orbit. Most of the removed lesions were malignant- basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, with only one benign lesion consisting of a hemangioma. For covering of the post-excisional defect, the Indian flap was used and mobilized into the defect by rotation, transposition or tunneling of an island flap. Results: Favorable results were achieved from a cosmetic and functional point of view, without any flap loss. Illustrative cases for each type of lesion and performed flap are presented and the postoperative outcomes are exemplified. Conclusions: The Indian flap remains the gold standard to cover defects in the nasal and neighboring regions.

Author Biographies

V. V. COSTAN, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Raluca DRAGOMIR, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claudia Florida COSTEA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology

A. ROSU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Otilia BOISTEANU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Eugenia POPESCU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Published
2018-10-04