Reconstruction of neck defects by pre-expanded occipito-cervico-dorsal island flaps


ESER C. , OLGUNER A. A. , SABANCIOGULARINDAN S., GENCEL E.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.41, ss.472-478, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17826/cukmedj.237485
  • Dergi Adı: CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.472-478

Özet

Purpose: Neck defects usually occur after burn contracture release and benign or malignant neck tumor excisions. Frequently used neck skin reconstruction methods are skin grafting, Z-Plasties, skin pedicled or perforator flaps, and free flaps. Pre-expanded perforator skin flaps are useful options for skin defect reconstructions. Pre-expansion of the skin flap provides more tissue for the reconstruction and donor area closure. Additionally, defect reconstructions used by adjacent skin maintain a good tissue colour and texture match with the defect.