“Zur Deckung von defecten der Nasenflügel” [To cover a defect on the nose].
Franz König was a German surgeon in the 19th century. Although mostly known for his orthopedic surgical work involving bone and joint surgery, he did make contributions to plastic surgery. In this work, König describes the use of a composite graft, which involves the transfer of all tissue layers from one part of the body to another. Unlike a flap, where the blood supply is still attached, a graft brings no blood supply. In the nasal reconstruction performed here, a defect of the alar rim of the nose was reconstructed with a composite graft from the ear.
Berliner klinische Wochenschrift 39, no. 7