Eyelid reconstruction, though challenging, can produce a functional, esthetically pleasing lid. This should preferably be accomplished with a one-stage procedure, using robust, well-vascularized tissues similar to those being replaced, with minimal associated donor morbidity. According to the experience with Bichat pedicled flap in oral reconstruction, the authors propose the use of pedicle infraorbital fat pad for repair of conjunctival defect. Seven patients underwent eyelid reconstruction of full-thickness oncological or post-traumatic defects. In all cases, the reconstruction involved an orbital fat pad flap for the posterior lamella in addition to local flaps for the anterior lamella. All of the flaps survived. The transferred fat flap had a complete epithelization, histologically documented. No tumor relapse occurred in oncological cases. The results have been satisfactory both for clinical evaluation and for the patients. Reconstruction of the palpebral inner lamella with the orbital fat pad is a simple and low-morbidity procedure that has good morphological and functional results.
Use of the orbital fat pad in eyelid reconstruction / A. Baj, O. D Orto, M. Romano, G.A. Beltramini, F.J. Silvestre, A.B. Giannì. - In: JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL REGULATORS & HOMEOSTATIC AGENTS. - ISSN 0393-974X. - 31:2 Suppl 1(2017 Jun), pp. 127-130.
|Titolo:||Use of the orbital fat pad in eyelid reconstruction|
BAJ, ALESSANDRO (Primo)
D'ORTO, ORNELLA (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||eyelid reconstruction; orbital fat pad flap|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/29 - Chirurgia Maxillofacciale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|