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Nose, ear, face, mouth 

Nose, ear, face, mouth
Nose, ear, face, mouth

Henk Giele

and Oliver Cassell

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date: 29 June 2022

Nasal reconstruction 306

Rhinophyma 314

Ear reconstruction 315

Facial nerve palsy 318

Cheek reconstruction 323

Drooling 327

Lip reconstruction 329

Swallowing 336

The first recorded nasal reconstruction was with cheek (not forehead) flap skin as described in the Hindu Book of Revelation by Sushruta Samhita in 600BC. In the sixteenth century, Gaspare Tagliacozzi, Professor of Anatomy at the University of Bologna, used a distally based medial arm flap to reconstruct the nasal tip. The pedicle was divided at 3 weeks (and, curiously, at 2 weeks in damp weather)....

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