• Synchronous Scalp Tumour Resection and Latissimus Dorsi Flap Raise: A Time Efficient Approach to Scalp and Craniotomy Reconstruction

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Surgical ablation of advanced scalp malignancies requires wide local excision of the lesion, including segmental craniectomies. The free latissimus dorsi flap is a popular choice for scalp reconstruction due to its potential for mass surface area resurfacing, ability to conform to the natural convexity of the scalp, reliable vascularity and reasonable pedicle length.1 One of the disadvantages of LD free flap use is the perceived need for harvest in in a lateral position. This necessitates a change in position of the patient intraoperatively for flap raise and can add to the overall...
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