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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26722853/preoperative-external-tissue-expansion-for-complex-cranial-reconstructions
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Kevin A Reinard, Hesham M Zakaria, Ahmad Qatanani, Ian Y Lee, Jack P Rock, Herman P Houin
OBJECTIVE Reconstruction of large solitary cranial defects after multiple craniotomies is challenging because scalp contraction generally requires more than simple subcutaneous undermining to ensure effective and cosmetically appealing closure. In plastic and reconstructive surgery, soft tissue expansion is considered the gold standard for reconstructing scalp defects; however, these techniques are not well known nor are they routinely practiced among neurosurgeons. The authors here describe a simple external tissue expansion technique that is associated with low morbidity and results in high cosmetic satisfaction among patients...
January 1, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
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