Philosophy on the closing of facial defects: Choosing the right procedure

Krista M. Rodriguez-Bruno, Patrick J. Byrne

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The reconstruction of defects created from the treatment of skin cancer can be extremely challenging based on endless variability in location, size and depth. This article attempts to synthesize major principles into a guide with which to approach skin cancer reconstruction. Three major areas are addressed when planning a reconstructive strategy and these include: general principles of head and neck reconstruction and defect closure, patient-specific factors, and lesion-specific factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-12
Number of pages11
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Aesthetic subunits
  • Lesion specific factors
  • Patient factors
  • Reconstruction
  • Skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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