Implications of Free Temporoparietal Fascial Flap Reconstruction in the Pediatric Population

Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, Sydney R. Horen, Petros Konofaos

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AbstractThe temporoparietal fascial flap (TPFF) is a versatile tool that can be used in the reconstruction of head and neck and distal upper and lower extremity defects. The TPFF may be harvested as a pedicle or free flap as well as with the temporalis muscle and/or adjacent calvarial bone as a composite flap. As a free flap, the TPFF has been used as a joint gliding surface with coverage of nerves and tendons, for extremity soft tissue repair, for tracheal and pharyngeal coverage and for defects of the nose, scalp, and auricle. This article focuses on the use of the free TPFF in the pediatric population through systemic review of the medical literature. Current perspectives on the use of this flap and microsurgery in general in pediatric patients are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1400-1404
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Free flap
  • implications
  • pediatrics
  • reconstruction
  • systematic review
  • temporoparietal flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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