Arch Craniofac Surg.  2016 Dec;17(4):233-236. 10.7181/acfs.2016.17.4.233.

Immediate Near-Total Scalp Reconstruction with Artificial Dermis on Exposed Calvarium

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea. prsdrlim@yahoo.com

Abstract

Scalp defect management is complicated secondary to reduced laxity in the scalp and forehead area. For reconstruction of larger defects with exposed bone and loss of the periosteal layer, free flap reconstruction is one option for single-stage surgery, although the procedure is lengthy and includes the possibility of flap loss. We successfully performed a single-stage reconstruction of a large scalp defect using a combination of artificial dermis, split-thickness skin graft, and full-thickness skin graft following wide excision of a cutaneous angiosarcoma, and present our method as one option for the treatment of large oncologic surgical defects in patients who are poor candidates for free flap surgery.

Keyword

Scalp reconstruction; Angiosarcoma; Split thickness skin graft; Artificial dermis

MeSH Terms

Dermis*
Forehead
Free Tissue Flaps
Hemangiosarcoma
Humans
Methods
Scalp*
Skin
Skull*
Transplants
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