Preexpanded vertical trapezius musculocutaneous flap for reconstruction of a severe neck contracture after burn injury.

Abstract

Preexpanded flaps are a method to replace a larger postburn contracture area. We describe the use of a preexpanded vertical trapezius musculocutaneous flap for reconstruction of a severe mentosternal contracture in a 10-year-old male patient with second- to third-degree burn wounds. A 500 cm(3) rectangular-shaped tissue expander was inserted under the… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e31816677d9

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