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Type: Journal article
Title: Early division of a modified Cutler-Beard flap with a free tarsal graft
Author: Hsuan, J.
Selva-Nayagam, D.
Citation: Eye, 2004; 18(7):714-717
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0950-222X
Abstract: <h4>Aims</h4>We describe a variation of the Cutler-Beard flap in the reconstruction of upper eyelid defects.<h4>Methods</h4>The technique of upper eyelid reconstruction with a free tarsal graft and a cutaneous lower eyelid advancement flap divided at 2 weeks is described. Four cases where this technique was used for reconstruction of eyelid defects due to periocular malignancy are also reported.<h4>Results</h4>There were three male and one female patients ranging in age from 61 to 78 years. The underlying diagnoses were squamous cell carcinoma, trichilemmal carcinoma, and two basal cell carcinomas. Follow-up of 6-28 months revealed a good outcome in all four cases with one patient developing a mild cicatricial lower eyelid ectropion that was managed conservatively.<h4>Conclusions</h4>A modified Cutler-Beard flap with free tarsal graft and early division may provide an effective alternative for upper eyelid reconstruction in cases with sufficient lower eyelid skin laxity.
Keywords: Surgical Flaps
Eyelid Neoplasms
Skin Transplantation
Middle Aged
DOI: 10.1038/sj.eye.6701321
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