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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-27

Tissue Expansion for Reconstruction of Facial Burns Sequelae


Department of Plastic Surgery, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, India

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Manish S Jain
Department of Plastic Surgery Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500082
India
Manish S Jain
Department of Plastic Surgery Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500082
India
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Facial burns reconstruction is a real challenge for plastic surgeons. Its goal is to improve the function as well as aesthetics of the patient. Some of the common methods of facial burn reconstruction are single sheet resurfacing with full thickness skin graft, Local flaps such as Cervicopectoral flap, Angle rotation flap, Tubed pedicle skin flap,Microvascular tissue transfer,expanded skin flaps etc.In this article we have discussed the principles of tissue expansion as applied to facial burn reconstruction. We have elaborated it with clinical photographs of a patient


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