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Anatomical Correlation Between Nasal Vascularisation and the Design of the Endonasal Pedicle Flaps

  • Juan R. Gras-Cabrerizo
  • Elena García-Garrigós
  • Joan R. Montserrat-Gili
  • Juan R. Gras-Albert
  • Rosa Mirapeix-Lucas
  • Humbert Massegur-Solench
  • Miquel Quer-Agusti
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Abstract

Arteries that supply the nasal septum and the lateral nasal wall include vessels that originate from the external carotid artery and from the internal carotid artery. A variety of local endonasal pedicle flaps can be used in different anatomical areas for endoscopic skull base reconstruction. The main flaps are based on terminal branches of the sphenopalatine artery and on anterior ethmoidal artery. This study will describe the anatomy of these vessels and their relationship with the main flaps.

Keywords

Artery Flap Maxillary Ethmoidal Sphenopalatine 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have not competing interest.

Ethical Standards

Cadaveric specimens are given at the moment that the corpse enters at the anatomy institute for scientific investigation following the local laws.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan R. Gras-Cabrerizo
    • 1
  • Elena García-Garrigós
    • 2
  • Joan R. Montserrat-Gili
    • 1
  • Juan R. Gras-Albert
    • 3
  • Rosa Mirapeix-Lucas
    • 4
  • Humbert Massegur-Solench
    • 1
  • Miquel Quer-Agusti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Hospital Universitario de AlicanteUniversidad Miguel HernandezAlicanteSpain
  3. 3.Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Universitario de AlicanteUniversidad Miguel HernandezAlicanteSpain
  4. 4.Unit of Anatomy and Human EmbriologyUniversitat Autónoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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