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Journal of Skin Cancer
Volume 2012, Article ID 438502, 6 pages
Review Article

Principles of Periocular Reconstruction following Excision of Cutaneous Malignancy

Division of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCSD Department of Ophthalmology, Shiley Eye Center, 9415 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0946, USA

Received 4 August 2012; Revised 18 November 2012; Accepted 21 November 2012

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Argenziano

Copyright © 2012 Scott M. Hayano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Reconstruction of periocular defects following excision of cutaneous malignancy can present difficulties for oculofacial and reconstructive surgeons. The intricate anatomy of the eyelids and face requires precise restoration in order to avoid postoperative functional anesthetic concerns. Various reconstructive procedures based on common principles, location and size of the defect, can be applied to achieve restoration with the best possible functional and aesthetic outcomes.