Free-flap reconstruction of the scalp: donor selection and outcome.

  title={Free-flap reconstruction of the scalp: donor selection and outcome.},
  author={Suk Joon Oh and Junsang Lee and Jeongho Cha and Man Kyung Jeon and Sung Hoon Koh and Chul H. Chung},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={22 3},
Wide, complex defects of the scalp caused by various insults always represent reconstructive challenges for surgeons. Our study group consisted of 18 patients (14 males and 4 females) with a mean age of 40.2 years. Nineteen free-tissue transfers were used to reconstruct the scalp defects. The selected cases included 8 latissimus dorsi muscle flaps, 3 latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps, 2 rectus abdominis muscle flaps, 3 omental flaps, 1 scapular flap, 1 radial forearm flap, and 1 groin flap… CONTINUE READING
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