Artificial dermis as an alternative for coverage of complex scalp defects following excision of malignant tumors.

@article{KomorowskaTimek2005ArtificialDA,
  title={Artificial dermis as an alternative for coverage of complex scalp defects following excision of malignant tumors.},
  author={Ewa Dagmara Komorowska-Timek and Allen Gabriel and Della C Bennett and Duncan A G Miles and Carlos A. Garberoglio and Chester Cheng and Subhas C. Gupta},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={115 4},
  pages={1010-7}
}
BACKGROUND Artificial dermis has been used successfully for coverage of full-thickness wounds with a well-vascularized surgical bed. However, the use of artificial dermis in the reconstruction of partial- and full-thickness scalp defects has not been well documented. METHODS Seven patients (six men and one woman; mean age, 70 +/- 14 years) with partial-thickness (three patients) and full-thickness (four patients) soft-tissue defects of the scalp (mean defect area, 97 +/- 58 cm) following… CONTINUE READING

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