J Craniofac Surg 2011 Nov;22(6):2193-4
Dermatological Clinic, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Piemonte Orientale A Avogadro, Novara, Italy.
The Burow triangle is an expedient suitably conceived either to facilitate sliding of the flap and avoid folds due to differences in skin distension or to correct coaptation of 2 cutting edges with a different length. In some cases, the triangle cannot be drawn in the right position either because of a particular anatomic site, for example, in proximity to commissures and openings, or because it is contraindicated to avoid unwelcome scar lines. In these cases, a semilunar ablation opposite to the direction of Burow triangle could be a valuable alternative. We report 3 cases where the opposite semilunar variant of Burow triangle was used in critical areas of the face.