Scientific publications

Surgical technique for reconstruction of the nasal septum: the pericranial flap

Jan 1, 2000 | Magazine: Head & Neck

Paloma V, Samper A, Cervera-Paz FJ.

We describe a new technique for the surgical reconstruction of large-sized anterior septal perforations based on the pericranial flap.

The technique requires a standard open rhinoplasty combined with a pericranial flap harvested after a bicoronal approach and tunnelled to the nasal cavity. We present the case of a man with complete destruction of the nasal septum as a result of chronic cocaine abuse.

Surgery resulted in a permanent and complete closure of the perforation.

The main advantage of this technique is the use of well-vascularized autogenous tissue and the minimal donor site morbidity. This technique provides a new method to close large nasal perforations.

CITATION  Head Neck. 2000 Jan;22(1):90-4