Midline forehead flap in reconstructive procedures of the eyelids and exenterated socket

Ophthalmic Surg. 1981 Apr;12(4):257-68.


The midline forehead flap is a good, versatile alternative when more standard techniques cannot be used to reconstruct the eyelids, medial canthus or exenterated socket. Indications are where: (1) the recipient site has a poor blood supply; (2) standard reconstructive procedures have failed; (3) deep, as well as superficial, tissue loss is present; and (4) extensive tissue loss is present. Four patients illustrate the value and versatility of the midline forehead flap. Disadvantages also are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome / surgery
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / surgery
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / surgery
  • Eyelid Neoplasms / surgery
  • Eyelids / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Orbit / surgery*
  • Surgical Flaps*