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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892


GARCIA-GARCIA, F.  and  CARDENAS-MEJIA, A.. Eyelid reanimation with myofunctional frontal flap: Clinical case. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2014, vol.40, n.2, pp.217-221. ISSN 1989-2055.

The eyelid is a critical and protective structure for the eyeball, and a principal part for the facial aesthetic. The extension of the injury and the affected layers determine the kind of reconstruction. It´s always preferred a loco-regional tissues because their similitude and availability. The reanimation methods can be separated in statics and dynamics, always considering the last mentioned like the unique option for blink restoration. We present a case report of orbital preseptal cellulitis with upper eyelid total thickness injury and the reconstruction with a myofunctional forehead flap. This flap allowed the functional eyelid reestablishment by using the muscle fibers and the reinervation phenomenon.

Keywords : Orbital cellulitis; Pedicled flap; Myofunctional therapies.

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