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Expanded occipito-cervico-pectoral flap for reconstruction of burned cervical contracture

Authors
Journal
Burns
0305-4179
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2003.06.001
Keywords
  • Tissue Expansion
  • O-C-P Flap
  • Cervical Contracture
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy

Abstract

Abstract Postburn neck contracture and hypertrophic scarring can cause functional limitation and aesthetic disfigurement. Reconstruction of severe deformities and scar of neck following healing from burns confronts the surgeon with some of the most challenging problems in reconstructive surgery. Through knowledge of available reconstructive technique accurate diagnosis of tissue deficiency and secondary distortion, imaginative planning and definitive, careful execution of ones surgical plan are the bare minimum items for achieving improvement in a burned deformed neck. The aim of this article is to assess the role of expanded occipito-cervico-pectoral (o-c-p) flap for reconstruction in a series of four patients with severe burn scar of neck and involvement of shoulder back but intact anterior aspect of chest. This is an alternative method of reconstruction burn scar of neck area.

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