Successful repair of a full upper eyelid defect following traumatic amputation by simply suturing it back in place

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Successful repair of a full upper eyelid defect following traumatic amputation by simply suturing it back in place. / Berggren, Johanna Vennström; Tenland, Kajsa; Hult, Jenny; Blohmé, Jonas; Malmsjö, Malin.

In: JPRAS Open, Vol. 19, 2019, p. 73-76.

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T1 - Successful repair of a full upper eyelid defect following traumatic amputation by simply suturing it back in place

AU - Berggren, Johanna Vennström

AU - Tenland, Kajsa

AU - Hult, Jenny

AU - Blohmé, Jonas

AU - Malmsjö, Malin

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - There is a general belief that a full-thickness eyelid defect is best repaired using a vascularized flap in combination with a free graft, and that a free full-thickness eyelid graft would not survive due to poor blood perfusion. However, we describe a case in which an upper eyelid was traumatically amputated. The eyelid was sutured in place and healed well in situ. The long-term outcome was good regarding motility and function. This raises the question of whether a blood-supplying pedicle is necessary for the survival of the graft when repairing large eyelid defects.

AB - There is a general belief that a full-thickness eyelid defect is best repaired using a vascularized flap in combination with a free graft, and that a free full-thickness eyelid graft would not survive due to poor blood perfusion. However, we describe a case in which an upper eyelid was traumatically amputated. The eyelid was sutured in place and healed well in situ. The long-term outcome was good regarding motility and function. This raises the question of whether a blood-supplying pedicle is necessary for the survival of the graft when repairing large eyelid defects.

U2 - 10.1016/j.jpra.2018.12.002

DO - 10.1016/j.jpra.2018.12.002

M3 - Article

VL - 19

SP - 73

EP - 76

JO - JPRAS Open

T2 - JPRAS Open

JF - JPRAS Open

SN - 2352-5878

ER -