Tissue expansion in reconstructive surgery : a case report
Please cite as follows: De Greef, A. 1986. Tissue expansion in reconstructive surgery: A case report. South African Medical Journal, 69:705-707.
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A case is reported in which serial expansion was used to create scalp and forehead flaps of superior quality skin and subcutaneous tissue to cover a central forehead defect. The background and principles governing this surgery are discussed.