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Successful repair of a full upper eyelid defect following traumatic amputation by simply suturing it back in place

Berggren, Johanna Vennström LU ; Tenland, Kajsa LU ; Hult, Jenny LU ; Blohmé, Jonas LU and Malmsjö, Malin LU (2019) In JPRAS Open 19. p.73-76
Abstract

There is a general belief that a full-thickness eyelid defect is best repaired using a vascularized flap in combination with a free graft, and that a free full-thickness eyelid graft would not survive due to poor blood perfusion. However, we describe a case in which an upper eyelid was traumatically amputated. The eyelid was sutured in place and healed well in situ. The long-term outcome was good regarding motility and function. This raises the question of whether a blood-supplying pedicle is necessary for the survival of the graft when repairing large eyelid defects.

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JPRAS Open
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4 pages
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Elsevier Ltd
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2352-5878
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10.1016/j.jpra.2018.12.002
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>There is a general belief that a full-thickness eyelid defect is best repaired using a vascularized flap in combination with a free graft, and that a free full-thickness eyelid graft would not survive due to poor blood perfusion. However, we describe a case in which an upper eyelid was traumatically amputated. The eyelid was sutured in place and healed well in situ. The long-term outcome was good regarding motility and function. This raises the question of whether a blood-supplying pedicle is necessary for the survival of the graft when repairing large eyelid defects.</p>},
  author       = {Berggren, Johanna Vennström and Tenland, Kajsa and Hult, Jenny and Blohmé, Jonas and Malmsjö, Malin},
  issn         = {2352-5878},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {73--76},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Ltd},
  series       = {JPRAS Open},
  title        = {Successful repair of a full upper eyelid defect following traumatic amputation by simply suturing it back in place},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpra.2018.12.002},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2019},
}