Scalp Rotation Flap-Minor Changes Major GainsDr. KN Manjunath*, Dr. MS Venkatesh and Dr. K Vishwanath
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. KN Manjunath
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery
MS Ramaiah Medical College
MSR Nagar, MSRIT Post, Bengaluru 560054, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 02, 2017; Accepted Date: May 16, 2017; Published Date: May 22, 2017
Citation: Manjunath KN, Venkatesh MS, Vishwanath K (2017) Scalp Rotation Flap-Minor Changes Major Gains. Reconstructive Surgery and Anaplastology 6: 166. doi: 10.4172/2161-1173.1000166
Copyright: © 2017 Manjunath KN, et al. This is an open-access article istributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Abstract Introduction: Scalp plays an important role in individual’s identity because of the hair at the same time it is prone for injury as it is exposed. Restoring a hairy scalp is a challenge. Rotation flaps are local option for medium defects reconstruction. However larger defects will need transposition flaps which leave big donor site defects. We modified the traditional method of rotation flap to cover large defects with either minimal or no donor site defect. Materials and methods: 10 cases of scalp defects were operated with modification of rotation flaps. Results: All flaps healed well. Donor site defect was completely closed or covered with minimal skin graft. Conclusion: Minor changes in planning of rotation flap helped to cover large defects with less or no donor site defect.