Technical aspects of prolonged scalp expansion

S R Baker, T M Johnson, B R Nelson
Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery 1994, 120 (4): 431-6
Tissue expansion offers the reconstructive surgeon a better option than the conventional methods of skin grafts or the transfer for non-hair-bearing, regional or microsurgical flaps for reconstructing large defects that cannot be repaired with adjacent hair-bearing flaps. Aspects of preoperative planning and technical factors of scalp expansion are presented to assist the clinician in managing these difficult reconstructive challenges.

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