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Aesthetic pubic reconstruction after electrical burn using a portion of hair-bearing expanded free-forehead flap.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18654816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Electrical burn in the pubic region usually results in a severe and contractive scar with pubic hair loss. The aesthetic restoration of this area often has become very difficult. METHODS: A 22-year-old male electrical engineer experienced severe pubic scarring with hair loss after electrical burn. He was treated successfully with an expanded free-forehead flap including a portion of hair-bearing scalp after microsurgical vascular anastomoses between the bilateral superficial temporal vessels and the bilateral deep inferior epigastric vessels. The donor forehead site was closed directly in the frontal hairline without visible scarring. RESULTS: The pubic area was repaired functionally and cosmetically with the flap, and the pubic hair was growing well after a 1-year following-up period. CONCLUSIONS: This successful case strongly indicates that a microsurgical tissue transfer can be a good option for reconstruction of a pubic defect and that the expanded forehead flap could fulfill the high cosmetic demands of pubic reconstruction with minimal donor morbidity.
Jincai Fan; Yuanbo Liu; Liqiang Liu; Cheng Gan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic plastic surgery     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1432-5241     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-24     Completed Date:  2009-10-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701756     Medline TA:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  643-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ninth Department of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, No. 33, Ba-Da-Chu Road, Beijing, 100144, China.
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MeSH Terms
Burns, Electric / complications*
Cicatrix / etiology*,  surgery*
Genitalia, Male
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Scalp / transplantation*
Surgical Flaps*
Tissue Expansion*
Young Adult

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