Successful basal cell carcinoma defect reconstruction using combination of rotation and advancement flap: Two case reports

  • Khairuddin Djawad | duddin@ymail.com Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4569-6385
  • Siswanto Wahab Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • Airin Nurdin Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Abstract

Defects resulting from surgical procedure may be challenging to reconstruct depending on the size and location. In case of large defects, primary closure is often not possible and thus requires skin flap or graft. In such cases, skin flap is advantageous as it produces a similar color and texture with the surrounding tissue. Skin flap techniques such as advancement flap, rotation flap dan transposition flap are useful in closing small defects. In moderate to large-sized defects, especially in areas with high tension, a combination of more than one type of flap might be necessary. This report describes two cases of large defects on the temple and cheek following basal cell carcinoma excisional surgery which were successfully closed using a combination of rotation and advancement flaps. Both patients showed excellent functional and cosmetic outcome.

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2021-08-05
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Basal cell carcinoma, reconstruction, rotation flap, advancement flap, combination
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Djawad, K., Wahab, S., & Nurdin, A. (2021). Successful basal cell carcinoma defect reconstruction using combination of rotation and advancement flap: Two case reports. Dermatology Reports, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2021.9087