Ten-year experience in face and neck unit reconstruction using tissue expanders.

@article{Khalatbari2013TenyearEI,
  title={Ten-year experience in face and neck unit reconstruction using tissue expanders.},
  author={Behzad Khalatbari and Alireza Bakhshaeekia},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={522-7}
}
BACKGROUND Tissue expansion allows optimal aesthetic reconstruction by the use of a similar adjacent tissue to reconstruct a defect without creation of significant donor site morbidity, especially in the face and upper neck area. METHODS A total of 78 patients underwent facial reconstruction by insertion of a tissue expander (TE) in the cheek or the neck due to burn scar, traumatic scar, leschmaniasis or large pigmented nevi. RESULTS All reconstructions were completed satisfactorily… CONTINUE READING
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