Case report| Volume 65, ISSUE 12, P1722-1724, December 2012

Reconstruction of a contracted eye socket using an anterofrontal superficial temporal artery island flap and scapha composite grafting in an elderly patient


      There are numerous methods for reconstruction of the eye socket. However, the use of an island flap on the forehead based on the anterofrontal branch of the superficial temporal artery has not been reported upon. This article describes an experience of eye-socket reconstruction in a 90-year-old woman with an anterofrontal superficial temporal artery island flap, a temporoparietal fascia flap and scapha composite grafting in a one-step procedure. Deep fornices were obtained and the convex eye socket was stably and easily fitted with the ocular prosthesis, which the patient started to wear 4 weeks after the operation. The socket and eyelids are without any deficits and in good condition with a 1-year follow-up.


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