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          VOLUME 36 / ISSUE 2


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12 - A case of bilateral facial atrophia

Semra Hacıkerim Karşıdağ, Soner Tatlıdede, Ayşin Karasoy, Aylin Kurt, İsmail Kuran

Facial atrophia, which is an atrophic connective tissue disease, is mostly seen as isolated cases, but rarely its a component of various syndromes and musculer disorders. Anterolateral thigh flap, latissimus dorsi muscle flap, deepithelialized parascapular flap, deepithelialized TRAM flap are the alternative reconstruction methods which are mentioned in the literature. 27 years old female patient who presented with bilateral hemifacial atrophia was reconstructed with deepithelialized free bilateral inguinal fasciocutaneous flap. In postoperative period, no complication was observed. In patients with bilateral fascial atrophia, reconstruction with free fasciocutaneous inguinal flaps can be considered.

Keywords: isolated bilateral facial atrophia, reconstruction.

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