The loss of a portion or the totality of the nose has great relevance on the perception of the beauty of a face and can result in a catastrophic quality of life impairment. Several surgical techniques are currently available for the reconstruction of the nasal pyramid. However, there are very few nasal reconstruction quality evaluation protocols that allow the surgeon to choose objectively the best technique for each kind of defects. Six total nasal reconstruction performed in University of Sassari Maxillofacial Unit were evaluated with a protocol that investigate objectively and subjectively the surgical aesthetic and functional outcome. Sensitivity recovery on the reconstructive flaps was also assessed. Patients reported a satisfactory nasal reconstruction both functionally and aesthetically. Sensitivity recovery on the forehead flap was always present even after pedicle resection or in case of traumatic section of the infraorbital nerve. The use of a three layer reconstruction has proved a viable technique both aesthetically and functionally. In particular the use of the forehead flap to reconstruct the outer layer of the nose allows to carry a tissue with very similar characteristics to the original with a recovery of the sensitivity almost complete.
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|Titolo:||Aesthetic and Functional Evaluation of Total Nasal Reconstructions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|