Microsurgical Revascularization of almost totally amputated alar wing of the nose

Akyurek M., Safak T., Kecik A.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.53, no.2, pp.181-184, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.sap.0000099703.22167.73
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-184


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.