Tripier bipedicle musculocutaneous flap

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The Tripier bipedicle myocutaneous flap was first described in 1889 as a procedure in which redundant skin and orbicularis muscle from the upper eyelid is used to reconstruct the lower eyelid. The flap is transposed as a bucket flap with both a medial and lateral pedicle. A second stage procedure may be necessary if the flap is created as a bridge (2-4 weeks after the original reconstruction). The bipedicle myocutaneous flap is useful for reconstruction of anterior lamellar lower eyelid defects. When a posterior lamella defect is present, additional support through hard palate graft, harvested cartilage, etc. may be used in conjunction with the bipedicle musculocutaneous flap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Bipedicled musculocutaneous flap
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Tripier flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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