Simple flaps for reconstruction of pediatric scalp defects after electrical burn

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Abstract

Objective:

To analyze the management of high-voltage electrical burn injury of the scalp in our hospital.

Methods:

This study involved 10 patients who suffered from high-voltage electrical burn injury of the scalp. Scalp reconstruction was done by different modalities according to the size and location of the defect.

Results:

Complete flap viability was achieved in all the cases. We had one case of gapped wound which was managed only by dressing. Widening of the scar was found in 2 cases.

Conclusion:

Rotation, advancement and transposition scalp flaps are used for reconstructing scalp defects caused by electrical burn. The choice of ideal flaps for reconstruction depends upon the size and site of scalp defect.

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