Repair of defects of the nasal ala

Tatyana R. Humphreys, Leonard Harry Goldberg, D. Robert Wiemer

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BACKGROUND. Alar defects present a reconstructive challenge. OBJECTIVE. To define closure options for alar defects of variable thickness and location. METHODS. The repair options for closure of alar defects are reviewed and discussed with regard to depth of defect and complexity of reconstruction. CONCLUSION. Surgeons repairing defects of the nose should develop a variety of reconstructive approaches for the ala including but not limited to those presented here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-349
Number of pages15
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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