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[Treatment of tissue loss in surgery of the scalp. An analysis of 89 patients brought to our attention].

Authors
  • Elia, L
  • Moscati, F
  • Eleuteri, M
  • Feliciano, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Minerva chirurgica
Publication Date
Jun 15, 1989
Volume
44
Issue
11
Pages
1601–1603
Identifiers
PMID: 2771112
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The recent computerisation of operating theatre and forensic files facilitated a retrospective study of 136 plastic surgery operations performed on 89 patients presenting traumatic or surgical scalp tissue loss in the San Camillo Hospital, Rome between 1/1/1980 and 31/12/1987. The study provided some useful data for the planning of the surgical approach to this delicate anatomical area. Where the dimensions of the defect and the trophic condition of the local tissues permitted, the best functional and cosmetic results were obtained by using flaps of contiguous skin. In this field, new prospects are offered by the introduction of skin expanders whose gradual and controlled distension of the skin permit excellent functional and cosmetic results.

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