Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(5):362-368. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.362 This issue
1. Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, TURKEY.
2. Clinic of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Public Hospital, Mus, Turkey.
3. Clinic of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Izmir Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, TURKEY.
Background: The pedicled or free temporoparietal fascial has been used in many areas, especially in head and neck reconstruction. This thin, pliable, highly vascularized flap may be also transferred as a carrier of subjacent bone or overlying skin.
Objective: The aim of this study is to report our experience in versatile use of temporoparietal fascial flap (TPFF) and discuss the surgical anatomy and technique.
Patients and Methods: A total number of 57 TPFFs have been used in periorbital, mid-facial, auricular, and tracheal reconstruction due to tumor resection, trauma, and congenital ear deformities.
Results: All the flaps were successfully transferred without any major complication. The cosmetic results were quite satisfactory to all patients.
Conclusion: The advantages and minimal donor site morbidity of TPPF makes this flap a good choice in many reconstructive procedures.
Keywords: temporoparietal fascial flap, superficial temporal fascia, head and neck reconstruction