Superomedial Rotation Flap: Results in Three Patients Retalho de Rotação Súpero-Medial: Resultados em Três Doentes

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Ermelindo Tavares - Corresponding Author

Estrada Carlos Lima Costa, nº 2, Povos, 2600-009 Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal


INTRODUCTION: The superomedial rotation flap is a local randomized rotation flap that allows the closure of medium and large surgical defects in the superomedial malar region and the lower cutaneous eyelid.

MATERIAL E METHODS: Two male patients and one female patient were submitted to wide excision of facial basal cell carcinoma, under local anesthesia, followed by superomedial rotation.

RESULTS: There were no postoperative complications. Functional and aesthetic results were acceptable. Patients remain relapse-free at one year.

DISCUSSION: Superomedial rotation is a simple procedure that is performed under local anesthesia in a single surgical period. It is an excellent option to many classical periocular surgical techniques. If well executed ectropion is an uncommon complication.

CONCLUSION: Superomedial rotation was a safe and effective optional procedure in all cases.

Keywords: Carcinoma, Basal Cell; Eyelids; Surgical Flaps

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Tavares E. Superomedial Rotation Flap: Results in Three Patients: Retalho de Rotação Súpero-Medial: Resultados em Três Doentes. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2018 Jun. 28 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];5(2). Available from:

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