“Opposite semilunar” variant of Burow triangle in rotation and advancement flaps.

Authors:
Paolo Boggio
Paolo Boggio
Piemonte Orientale University
Italy
Giordana Annali
Giordana Annali
University of Piemonte Orientale A. Avogadro
Italy
Ginevra Pertusi
Ginevra Pertusi
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Italy
Carlo Bornacina
Carlo Bornacina
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Italy
Simona Ferri
Simona Ferri
University of Florence
Italy
Enrico Colombo
Enrico Colombo
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Italy

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.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182324188DOI Listing
November 2011
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