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Versatility of Local Rotational Flaps on the Management of Traumatic Facial Injuries: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Versatility of Local Rotational Flaps on the Management of Traumatic Facial Injuries: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Nicolás Solano, Ejusmar Rivera, Anixa Álvarez, Ana Villarroel and Carlos Medina

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Abstract


The reconstruction of traumatic facial injuries of soft tissues represents a challenge for the surgeons due to its anatomical com-plexity. The use of local rotational flaps in these defects is a great advantage since it allows the restoration of the facial contour, leaving a scar in prudent areas with proper planning; it can be performed without complications and with minor surgical time. The objective of the present study was to show the use of the local rotational flap as a treatment of traumatic facial injuries by reporting a clinical case, a male patient who suffered facial trauma after interpersonal violence with a sharp pointed object. Initial wound management is performed on a delayed basis and at 3 weeks later, direct wound closure is performed in the chin and parotid region, in addition to a locally rotated flap in the left buccal region. In our experience, the use of local rotational flaps is an advantage for closure in traumatic facial wounds, being an alternative of choice due to its versatility in design, providing functional results with aesthetic outcomes.Keywords: Facial Injuries; Facial Trauma; Rotation Flap; Reconstructive Surgery; Case Report