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.
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1 Jun 1990|