European Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Original Article

Paramedian Forehead Flap and Its Relationship with Supratrochlear Artery: A Cadaveric Study


Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Haseki Research and Training Hospital, KENT ENT Medical Center, Ankara, Türkiye

Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2024; 7: 14-16
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2024.24126
Read: 182 Downloads: 86 Published: 13 May 2024

Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between the supratrochlear artery (STA) and the medial canthus (MC) in fresh frozen cadavers.

Methods: Eighteen fresh frozen cadaver heads (36 hemifaces) were dissected meticulously to explore the STA. After the STA was dissected, its relationship with medial canthus and its distance and location to an imaginary vertical line drawn vertically from the most medial point of the medial canthus were analyzed.

Results: Out of 36 hemifaces, on 14 sides, the exit of the STA was just lateral but touching the vertical line at the MC. On 22 sides, the STA was located lateral to the vertical line. No STA was located medial to the vertical line.

Conclusion: The MC was the most medial point for supratrochlear artery. Therefore, the medial canthus can be accepted as a reliable landmark for fap design. To be on the safe side, the fap medial arm should be designed a few milimeters medial to the MC.

Cite this article as: Onerci Altunay Z Paramedian forehead fap and its relationship with supratrochlear artery A cadaveric study. Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2024;7(1):14-16.

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