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Session Information

SYM S056 - Choosing Between Repair Options

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room 108/110/112

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Christopher James Miller, MD, FAAD

  • Jeremy S. Bordeaux, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Thuzar Shin, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Joseph Sobanko, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Apply principles of effective surgical design and technique to achieve reproducibly excellent results during flap reconstruction on the head and neck.
  • Recognize the tissue mechanics and relative indications for sliding flaps, lifting flaps, and interpolation flaps.
  • Identify wound characteristics that require modification, combination, or supplementation of flaps to maintain function and cosmesis.

This practical session will provide detailed descriptions of the design, tissue biomechanics, and indications for different types of flaps on the head and neck. Our panel of speakers, who regularly teach residents and fellows, will use clinical cases, photos, and videos to illustrate key principles necessary to succeed at every step of flap execution on the face. In-depth coverage of each topic will allow attendees to understand nuances that improve their ability to choose among different flaps on the head and neck. Each topic will build on the previous ones.


Tuesday, March 25
2:00 PMStrategies to achieve reproducibly excellent results: Key principles to guide flap design / Dr. Miller
2:15 PMWhen primary closure won’t work: principles to design and execute sliding flaps (advancement and rotation flaps) / Dr. Sobanko
2:55 PMWhen sliding flaps won’t work: principles to design and execute lifting flaps (rhombic, bilobed, and trilobed) / Dr. Shin
3:35 PMWhen one stage flaps won’t work: principles to design and execute interpolation flaps on the nose and ear / Dr. Bordeaux
4:05 PMWhat to do when one flap won’t work: how to modify, combine, and supplement flaps to maintain function and cosmesis / Dr. Miller
4:45 PMQuestion and Answers / All faculty