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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
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