Outcome of Tissue Expansion for Reconstruction of Post Burn Scarring of Head and Neck Region

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Author(s): Muhammad Bilal Saeed, Ijaz Hussain Shah, Naheed Ahmed, Muhammad Akmal, Arif Baig Mirza, Saima Waris

Pages: 68-72 |

Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the outcome of tissue expansion for reconstruction of post burn scarring of head and neck region. Study design: Descriptive case series. Place & Duration of study: Department of Plastic Surgery, Pak-Italian Burn center, Multan.two years from 01-08-2014 to 31-07-2016. Material & Methods: 20 patients included in the study for tissue expansion of post burn scaring defect in head and neck region. Overall expended flap survival, color matching, hypertrophic scaring and complications were studied. Results: In majority of cases smooth texture, aesthetic outcome, color match, normal scaring was noticed. Only 1(05%) case showed complication. Conclusion: Tissue expansion technique is a reliable, safe and versatile technique. It provides a good aesthetic outcome in terms of color matching, texture and scarring.