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Advancement Flaps

  • Michael C. Cameron
  • Mariah R. BrownEmail author
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Abstract

Local tissue flaps are single-stage procedures that take advantage of adjacent tissue reservoirs for tissue replacement in order to reconstruct cutaneous surgery defects. In dermatologic surgery, local flaps are commonly performed after removal of benign or malignant skin lesions, particularly surgical defects created by Mohs micrographic surgery to treat skin cancer. Other indications include scar revision, correction of congenital abnormalities, and reconstruction after trauma. Advancement flaps are local flaps that utilize the linear movement of incised tissue in a single direction for closure of a tissue defect. Advancement flaps can be used to close a variety of defects in different anatomic sites but are most commonly used in dermatologic surgery for surgical defects on the head and neck. This chapter will review the existing evidence for various advancement flaps and its various for different indications in the field of procedural dermatology.

Keywords

Advancement flaps Procedural dermatology Skin cancer Reconstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of DermatologyAuroraUSA

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