Lower Eyelid Reconstruction Using the Tenzel Technique in a Case of Eyelid Basal Cell Carcinoma

Hafssa EL Hadri *

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Marrakech, Maxillofacial and Aesthetic Service, CHU Mohamed VI Marrakech, Morocco.

Zahira Benzenzoum

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Ibn Tofail Hospital of Marrakesh, Morocco.

Saad Fawzi

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Ibn Tofail Hospital of Marrakesh, Morocco.

Nadia Mansouri Hattab

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Ibn Tofail Hospital of Marrakesh, Morocco.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Summary: The reconstruction of transfixing eyelid defects is subject to surgical requirements determined by the anatomical and functional particularities of the eyelids. In order to meet these requirements, numerous reconstruction processes are available, presenting their own objectives and particular constraints.

Among them, we sought to determine the place and reliability of the use of the TENZEL technique.

Observation: This is a patient operated on in our training for left lower eyelid basal cell carcinoma and in whom a reconstruction was carried out using the Tenzel technique. A very good progress was noted in our patient without any notable complications. The functional and aesthetic results were satisfactory.

Conclusion: The blepharopoiesis process using the TENZEL technique has many advantages. It is a simple, versatile technique, allowing extensive and complex eyelid reconstructions, in a single operating stage. This process is characterized by great reliability and allows good results to be obtained, both functional and aesthetic. The Tenzel technique represents a major tool in eyelid repair surgery.

Keywords: Loss of substance, eyelid, BCC, tenzel reconstruction

How to Cite

Hadri , Hafssa EL, Zahira Benzenzoum, Saad Fawzi, and Nadia Mansouri Hattab. 2024. “Lower Eyelid Reconstruction Using the Tenzel Technique in a Case of Eyelid Basal Cell Carcinoma”. Asian Journal of Research in Surgery 7 (1):54-59. https://journalajrs.com/index.php/AJRS/article/view/193.


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