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The Use of Fascia Lata Free Graft for Lateral Canthus Reconstruction Following Mohs Lower Lid Surgery

Eye Department, J. Strus City Hospital, 61-285 Poznan, Poland
Received: 3 November 2020 / Revised: 26 November 2020 / Accepted: 27 November 2020 / Published: 30 November 2020
We present a case of a 75-year-old patient who underwent reconstruction of the lower eyelid and lateral canthus following removal of 80% of the lower eyelid due to basal cell carcinoma. A Hughes transconjunctival eyelid-sharing flap was used to form the posterior lamella, and a free skin graft from the ipsilateral upper lid was used to recreate the anterior lamella. The lateral canthal ligament was reconstructed using a free fascia lata graft. A periosteal flap was not used due to local scarring that was the result of previous multiple lateral canthal surgeries. Skin preservation in the lateral canthal area and additional horizontal support for the lower eyelid were achieved by using a local advancement flap. This two-stage surgery produced excellent functional and cosmetic effects. Fascia lata free graft can be an alternative to the periosteal flap for reconstruction of the lateral canthal ligament when use of the lateral orbital periosteum is not feasible. View Full-Text
Keywords: lateral canthus reconstruction; fascia lata; hughes transconjunctival flap lateral canthus reconstruction; fascia lata; hughes transconjunctival flap
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Nowak, R. The Use of Fascia Lata Free Graft for Lateral Canthus Reconstruction Following Mohs Lower Lid Surgery. Surgeries 2020, 1, 77-81. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/surgeries1020009

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Nowak R. The Use of Fascia Lata Free Graft for Lateral Canthus Reconstruction Following Mohs Lower Lid Surgery. Surgeries. 2020; 1(2):77-81. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/surgeries1020009

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Nowak, Rafal. 2020. "The Use of Fascia Lata Free Graft for Lateral Canthus Reconstruction Following Mohs Lower Lid Surgery" Surgeries 1, no. 2: 77-81. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/surgeries1020009

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