Microsurgical Revascularization of almost totally amputated alar wing of the nose

Akyurek M., Safak T., Kecik A.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.53, sa.2, ss.181-184, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


A case of nearly complete amputation of the alar wing is presented whereby a successful arterial revascularization was accomplished using an arterial rerouting technique, Venous stasis was overcome by means of stab-wound wiping. An excellent result was obtained following complete survival of the revascularized segment. The authors conclude that microvascular revascularization should always be attempted whenever possible, even if a skin bridge is preserved in nearly complete amputations of the nose.