Repairs of the Nose

  • Mark E. Burnett
  • John A. Zitelli


Few anatomic sites challenge the skill of a reconstructive surgeon as the nose. With preservation of airway function as a sine qua non, the surgeon must also adhere to complex aesthetic demands. Topographic complexity, limited laxity, high adnexal density, and regional variation in skin thickness combine to present a formidable challenge to restoring form and function. The conspicuity of the nose also provides little latitude for error in execution, making the slightest degree of asymmetry perceptible. Reliable operative results require a systematic reconstructive approach based on wound size, depth, anatomic location, and characteristics of adjacent skin.


Nasal Reconstruction Nose Flaps Grafts Secondary intention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark E. Burnett
    • 1
  • John A. Zitelli
    • 2
  1. 1.UPMC Shadyside, Zitelli & Brodland, PCPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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