Nasolabial Flap: Versatile Flap for Basal Cell Carcinoma Nos
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Nasolabial flap is very versatile flap for the lesion of basal cell carcinoma of nose. It is preferred choice for the closure of surgical defect of nose after removing the lesion of basal cell carcinoma. This flap has very good vascularity and scar is almost invisible.

The objective of the study was to evaluate the suitability of nasolabial flap for the basal cell carcinoma, the survival of the flap, cosmetic appearance of the patient after the surgery and patient satisfaction. Case study of ten cases of basal cell carcinoma of the nose was done. The skin lesion was at the nasal tip, dorsum and the side of the dorsum. The patient age ranged from 5th to 6th decades of life. All the patients were from the coastal region of Saurashtra Gujarat. All the surgery was performed as single stage surgery.

The defatting of the flap was done in all cases to match with the texture of skin of nose. The biopsy was performed in all the cases before the surgery to confirm our clinical diagnosis. The underlying cartilage was removed in all the cases to prevent the recurrence and was sent separately for the frozen and histopathology examination. Nasolabial flap survived in all the ten cases.

The color and the texture of the flap matched perfectly with the adjoining skin color of nose and the scar mark of the cheek side malar flap was almost invisible. There was no trap-door deformity observed and there was good aesthetic outcome. The nasolabial flap is very reliable and versatile flap for the basal cell carcinoma sugary of nose. It can reach to almost to the all area of nose including tip of the nose. Its single stage surgery with very good aesthetic results.

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12070-020-02191-3
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