ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Forehead Flaps in Craniofacial Reconstruction: A Case Series

    Bhuvana Lakshmi S., R. Manoharan, S. Prakash
    JCDR. 2024: 493-497


    To describe methods and outcomes of using the forehead flap for reconstruction in patients with diverse facial defects. Patients and Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on patients who underwent forehead flap surgery for facial defect reconstruction at our centre between January 2022 and December 2023. This comprised of 7 individuals with various aetiologies. Patient demographics, preoperative assessments, surgical details, postoperative complications, and long-term outcomes were studied. Results: Of the 7 patients included in the study, 4 had post traumatic defects, 3 had defects following surgical resection. Forehead flap had been used for reconstruction of scalp, eyelids, nose, palate, lips and floor of mouth. Surgical outcomes were mostly successful with good patient satisfaction, although some patients had peri-operative complications due to co-existing morbidities. Conclusion: Forehead flaps are versatile, effective, reliable with tolerable morbidity; and can hence be used for addressing a variety of craniofacial defects


    » PDF

    Volume & Issue

    Volume 15 Issue 6