Galeal skin island flap in the reconstruction of scalp defects caused by missile injuries

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997 Oct;26(5):331-5. doi: 10.1016/s0901-5027(97)80791-6.

Abstract

The use of the galeal skin island flap pedicled either on the superficial temporal or occipital vessels for coverage of scalp defects following neurosurgical treatment of cranial missile injuries, is presented. This technique was applied in seven consecutive patients. The defect was closed in all patients, however, only in three without complications. Indications, advantages and disadvantages of the treatment described are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Injuries / surgery
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / surgery*
  • Fascia / blood supply
  • Fascia / transplantation*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Graft Survival
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal / blood supply
  • Scalp / blood supply
  • Scalp / injuries*
  • Scalp / surgery
  • Skin Transplantation / adverse effects
  • Skin Transplantation / methods*
  • Skin Transplantation / pathology
  • Surgical Flaps* / adverse effects
  • Surgical Flaps* / pathology
  • Surgical Wound Infection / etiology
  • Temporal Muscle / blood supply
  • Warfare
  • Wound Healing
  • Wounds, Penetrating / surgery*