Management of scalp defects due to high-voltage electrical burns: a case series and proposed algorithm to treat calvarium injury

Management of scalp defects due to high-voltage electrical burns: a case series and proposed... Most of the soft tissue defects of the scalp due to high-voltage electrical burns can be managed with local scalp flaps. However, if the local tissue is injured or not sufficient to close the defect, then free flap should be considered. In management of calvarium injury, the emphasis should be debridement of necrotic bone to provide infection-free site followed by soft tissue cover. Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Management of scalp defects due to high-voltage electrical burns: a case series and proposed algorithm to treat calvarium injury

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-015-1141-y
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Abstract

Most of the soft tissue defects of the scalp due to high-voltage electrical burns can be managed with local scalp flaps. However, if the local tissue is injured or not sufficient to close the defect, then free flap should be considered. In management of calvarium injury, the emphasis should be debridement of necrotic bone to provide infection-free site followed by soft tissue cover. Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2016

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