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Modified Rintala flap in post-nasal tumour excision

A O Ogunkeyede, C O Akor, A Abdulsalam, I A Lawal

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The Rintala flap, a versatile flap in reconstruction of the nasal dorsum, is described in an African nose where scarring is a great challenge post tumour excision. We demonstrate that the flap can provide good tissue coverage, excellent flap viability, colour match and less scarring in selected patients. The flap is single-stage, and can be achieved under local anaesthesia and with a good learning curve. The outcome was satisfactory, with acceptable scarring.


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A O Ogunkeyede, Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

C O Akor, Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

A Abdulsalam, Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Nigeria

I A Lawal, Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

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South African Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery & Burns 2020;3(2):30-32. DOI:10.7196/SAJPRASB.2020.v3i2.41

Article History

Date submitted: 2020-11-10
Date published: 2020-11-10

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