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Rotation Flap Case 2 Cheek rotation flap

Authors: Liv Schöllhammer, MD, Frederik Gulmark Hansen, med.stud. and Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD

80 years old male with aggressive squamous cell carcinoma on the right cheek involving the right lower eyelid.

Before and after


Step 1: Excision

Radical excised squamous cell carcinoma including parts of the orbicularis oculi muscle.

  • Per-operative freezing histology samples were collected. The first was not radical, the second was without tumorcells.

Step 2: Closure

Reconstruction with a cheek rotation flap in the SMAS-plane (Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System).


Step 3: Follow-up

6- months follow-up photo

Procedure and cases

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Cheek rotation flap

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