Post-burn head and neck reconstruction using tissue expanders.

  title={Post-burn head and neck reconstruction using tissue expanders.},
  author={Sadrollah Motamed and Faegheh Niazi and S Atarian and Afrooz Motamed},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={34 6},
Tissue expanders have become useful adjuvants in reconstruction after burn. This study reviews experience with of tissue expanders in the treatment of head and neck burns, from April 2002 to February 2007; 82 expanders were used for 72 patients, all of whom underwent reconstruction at least 6 months after complete healing. The only major difference in this study from other techniques was the preoperative approach for selecting flaps and implants. The use is described of tissue expanders to… CONTINUE READING