Total Nasal Reconstruction after Nasectomy in a Case of Massive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Inferior Nose
Julius Hoehne* and Helmut Fischer
Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Centre of Plastic Stuttgart, Germany
- *Corresponding Author:
- Julius Hoehne, MD
Department of Facial Plastic Surgery
Centre of Plastic Stuttgart
Boheimstr, Stuttgart, Germany
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Received Date: January 02, 2016; Accepted Date: February 26, 2016; Published Date: March 04, 2016
Citation: Hoehne J and Fischer H (2016) Total Nasal Reconstruction after Nasectomy in a Case of Massive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Inferior Nose. Anaplastology 5:158. doi:10.4172/2161-1173.1000158
Copyright: © 2016 Julius H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Total nasal reconstruction after radical nasectomy remains one of the most challenging tasks plastic surgeons face. In our study, the case of a 55-yearold- man who underwent radical nasectomy and subsequent total nasal reconstruction using autologous tissues is described. The question whether to continue the use of a nasal prosthesis or whether to reconstruct the nose should be carefully addressed in each individual case, and depends on patient as well as surgeon factors. If the patient is willing and fit to undergo major reconstructive surgery of the nose, autologous reconstruction can be successfully carried out by an experienced team, and a result superior to a prosthetic solution can be expected.