Aesthetic results of treatment of large alopecia with total scalp expansion


Guzel M., Aydin Y. , Yucel A., Hariri S., Altintas M.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.24, ss.130-136, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s002660010021
  • Dergi Adı: AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.130-136

Özet

In the last 7 years, 18 patients with large alopecia (approximately one-third of hair-bearing scalp) were treated with 31 tissue expansion procedures. In the previous 34 patients, with various degrees of alopecia treated with conventional tissue expansion technique, the major complication rates were as high as reported in the relevant literature. The clinical experience gained with these cases led us to make some modifications in the surgical technique. We applied some simple surgical maneuvers and Z-plasties to the last 18 cases with large alopecia. The major complication rate of 3.2% observed in this study is comparable to the lower complication rates of 6-12% reported in the literature for different degrees of alopecia. We believe that these simple modifications and meticulous approach improve the results of conventional treatment of alopecia with tissue expansion and flap. In this paper, details of the insertion technique and reconstructive procedures and their relevance to the success rate of the aesthetic treatment of the large alopecia are discussed.

In the last 7 years, 18 patients with large alopecia (approximately one-third of hair-bearing scalp) were treated with 31 tissue expansion procedures. In the previous 34 patients, with various degrees of alopecia treated with conventional tissue expansion technique, the major complication rates were as high as reported in the relevant literature. The clinical experience gained with these cases led us to make some modifications in the surgical technique. We applied some simple surgical maneuvers and Z-plasties to the last 18 cases with large alopecia. The major complication rate of 3.2% observed in this study is comparable to the lower complication rates of 6-12% reported in the literature for different degrees of alopecia. We believe that these simple modifications and meticulous approach improve the results of conventional treatment of alopecia with tissue expansion and flap. In this paper, details of the insertion technique and reconstructive procedures and their relevance to the success rate of the aesthetic treatment of the large alopecia are discussed.