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[Repairing deformity of the head and face with tissue flap pedicled with the superficial temporal artery in children].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Congqing, P. R. China 400014.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effect of tissue flap pedicled with the superficial temporal artery in repairing deformity of the head and face in children.

METHODS:

From October 1986 to December 1996, 13 children with deformity of the head and face were repaired by this tissue flap. Among them, there were congenital deformity in 9 cases, burned scar in 3 cases and infection scar in 1 case. Among the flaps, 1 was temporal skin flap, 3 were temporal flap with hairbearing scalp, 1 was frontal skin flap, and 8 were posterio-uricular superficial fascia flap and skin flap. The area of tissue flap was ranged from 5.0 cm x 1.2 cm to 10.0 cm x 5.0 cm. The length of the pedicle was 5-8 cm.

RESULTS:

All tissue flaps healed with first intention. Followed up for 6 months to 12 years, the appearance and function of tissue flaps were satisfactory.

CONCLUSION:

The tissue flap pedicled with the superficial temporal artery is suitable to repair many kinds of deformities of the head and face in children. It has the advantages of good blood supply, closely acceptor area, easy operation and satisfactory appearance.

PMID:
12563928
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