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Free Ulnar Forearm Flap: Design, Elevation, and Utility in Microvascular Nasal Lining Reconstruction.

A new interesting article has been published in Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Dec;142(6):1594-1599. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005069. and titled:

Free Ulnar Forearm Flap: Design, Elevation, and Utility in Microvascular Nasal Lining Reconstruction.

Authors of this article are:

Kantar RS, Rifkin WJ, Cammarata MJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Farber SJ, Rodriguez ED.

A summary of the article is shown below:

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. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:: Therapeutic, V.

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