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Revising large scars.
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PMID:  23027215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Large scars in the head and neck are often the cause of significant emotional distress to patients, and often present unique challenges to the plastic and reconstructive surgeon undertaking their revision. The primary goal of scar revision is to eliminate compromise of function that may have resulted from scar contracture; a secondary goal is to improve the appearance of the scar. Special techniques for the revision of large scars include serial partial excision, rapid intraoperative or prolonged tissue expansion, split- and full-thickness skin grafting, regional flaps, and free microvascular tissue transfer. Recent research has investigated the use of artificial skin and autologous fat grafting for large scar revision.
Dara R Liotta; Peter D Costantino; David H Hiltzik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Facial plastic surgery : FPS     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1098-8793     ISO Abbreviation:  Facial Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405303     Medline TA:  Facial Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  492-6     Citation Subset:  D    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Department of Otolaryngology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Head and Neck Institute, Northshore-LIJ Health System, New York, New York.
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