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Scalp, Skull, Orbit, and Maxilla Reconstruction and Hair Transplantation

Wei, Fu-Chan M.D.; Dayan, Joseph H. M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: March 2013 - Volume 131 - Issue 3 - p 411e–424e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31827c7167
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Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss the options for reconstruction of scalp, skull, orbit, and maxilla defects. 2. Describe the core principles to obtaining a sound result.

Summary: Orbitomaxillary, skull, scalp, and hair restoration covers a broad segment of reconstructive surgery. The purpose of this article is to review considerations in available options for reconstruction, flap selection, relevant anatomy, and potential hazards. Although there are a variety of methods available to treat these complex defects, core principles are presented as a guide to obtaining a sound result specific to the priorities appropriate to an individual patient.

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Taoyuan, Taiwan; and New York, N.Y.

From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University Medical College, and the Division of Plastic Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center.

Received for publication January 3, 2012; accepted September 6, 2012.

Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.

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Fu-Chan Wei, M.D.; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University Medical College, 5 Fu-Shing Street, Taoyuan, Taiwan, fcw2007@adm.cgmh.org.tw

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