The evolution of the Hughes tarsoconjunctival flap for lower eyelid reconstruction

Rod J. Rohrich, Ross I S Zbar

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The Hughes tarsoconjunctival flap was initially described in 1937. This flap is best used for reconstructing full-thickness defects involving the central portion of the lower eyelid. The evolution of this flap over the last 60 years is outlined. Several important modifications are presented; these modifications lead to decreased donor-site morbidity and improved recipient site outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-522
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999


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  • Surgery

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