Surgical Treatment with Locoregional Flaps for the Eyelid: A Review

Biomed Res Int. 2017:2017:6742537. doi: 10.1155/2017/6742537. Epub 2017 Oct 26.


Reconstruction of the eyelids after skin cancer excision can be challenging. Surgical treatment options are multiple; deep anatomy knowledge of lamellar components is mandatory to choose the most adequate surgical planning. Eyelids' role in vision and social relationship is critical; both function and aesthetics are tough to restore. Using a flap provides a satisfying texture and colour match with adjacent tissues and ensures short contraction during healing; furthermore, grafts are sometimes necessary to achieve pleasing results. Hundreds of surgical techniques have been described aiming for eyelid reconstruction; in our paper, we want to provide for our audience the most reliable and useful procedures for subtotal and total eyelid reconstruction following NMSC full-thickness excision.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Eyelid Neoplasms / surgery
  • Eyelids / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery
  • Skin Transplantation / methods
  • Surgical Flaps / surgery*