Reconstruction of columella, membranous septum, and upper lip in a single stage operation

Akbas H., Keskin M., Guneren E., Eroglu L., Demir A.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.56, no.3, pp.291-292, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0007-1226(03)00098-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-292
  • Keywords: columella defects, cheek advancement flap, upper lip reconstruction, FLAP
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Reconstruction options for columellar defects together with membranous septum, nasal base, and upper lip are restricted. We present a case successfully treated with bilateral cheek advancement flaps with upper medial, perialar skin flaps to reconstruct the upper lip, columella, nasal base and membranous septum in a single session. This method provides adequate tissue with minimal cosmetic deformity in a single stage for repairing such compound defects. (C) 2003 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.