A de-epithelialized free groin flap for facial contour restoration

David John David*, Eugene Tan

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The transfer of de-epithelialized free groin flaps to restore facial contour after tumour resection and in hemifacial microsomia is described. The flap can be transferred in one stage and remodelled at a later minor operation. This provides an acceptable alternative to the other more difficult and often less successful methods of restoring soft tissue deficiencies of the face.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


  • De-epithelialized free groin flap
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Parotid tumour


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