Olympic torch flap: one-stop option for simultaneous brow, upper and lower lid reconstruction in post burn patients

M Vathulya, D Chattopadhyay, K Koyama

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Abstract

Facial units reconstruction in a post burn patient poses tough challenges. Simultaneous brow and lid reconstruction is one of them. This article presents a 45-year-old epileptic male with burn of complete face. The task of reconstructing the brow, upper and lower lids was successfully accomplished using a modification of the Guyuron postauricular fasciocutaneous flap, after initial grafting and radial forearm flap reconstruction of forehead and other parts of the face. The article gives a single-stop solution for simultaneous reconstruction of brow and lids using a random pattern extension of the traditional postauricular flap, thus proving the excellent vascularity and hence durability of the flap in spite of a 180 degrees change in the orientation of the flap with respect to the axis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
JournalMediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters. Annals
Volume30
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Journal Article

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