Rapid expansion of the scalp using a soft tissue expander

A. Kessler*, A. Shovron, H. Tsur

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Reconstruction of large scalp defects depends on the ability to cover them with hair-bearing tissue. Using expanded tissue provides sufficient skin with characteristics suitable for covering large scalp defects. We used this technique in a 2-year-old boy to reconstruct a scalp defect caused by birth trauma. Rapid expansion of the scalp, using an expander introduced under normal scalp and an external valve, is recommended whenever dealing with children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-626
Number of pages2
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes


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