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  • Sam Naficy
  • Shan R. Baker


Restoration of the external covering is required for repair of most defects of the nasal skin that result from removal of cutaneous malignancy. The majority of surgical defects involve only the skin and are repaired using a number of options. These include primary wound closure, healing by secondary intention, cutaneous flaps, skin and composite grafts, interpolated flaps, and microsurgical flaps.


Skin Graft Skin Defect Cutaneous Flap Forehead Flap Nasal Skin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Michigan School of MedicineAnn ArborUSA

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