Lateral orbital propeller flap technique for reconstruction of the lower eyelid defect

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The lower eyelid, which has a unique anatomy and esthetic importance, is a common site of basal cell carcinoma. The reconstruction of the defect after the wide excision of the tumour is a special concern of many plastic surgeons. How to achieve the most satisfying effect through minimal invasive is important for patients. We successfully applied the lateral orbital propeller flap for one-stage reconstruction of a large lower eyelid defect after tumour resection. We consider that this flap can achieve better tissue mobilisation as it provides effective coverage of soft tissue defects and thus is especially useful for repairing facial defects.

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