Full-thickness eyelid flaps from the lower eyelid are frequently used to repair larger upper eyelid defects. Perfusion monitoring has recently been implemented in several reconstructive surgical procedures, however, perfusion monitoring of a rotational eyelid flap has not yet been described. The authors' employed laser speckle contrast imaging to monitor blood perfusion in a rotational flap from the lower eyelid, used to cover a large tumor defect in the upper eyelid. Perfusion in the flap decreased by only 50% during surgery and was almost completely restored 5 weeks later at flap division (91%). The excellent surgical outcome in the present case is deemed to be the result of satisfactory blood perfusion of the flap.
|Tidskrift||Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Status||E-pub ahead of print - 2020 dec. 21|
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