Reconstruction of head and neck hemangiomas with tissue expansion in the pediatric population

Cheng Jen Chang, Bruce M. Achauer, Victoria M. Vanderkam

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A retrospective study of 245 patients with 299 hemangiomas treated from May 1981 to April 1994 was done. A subset of 175 of these patients (58.5%) had hemangiomas of the head and neck. Six of the 175 (3%) required reconstruction following laser therapy. Tissue expansion was chosen for each of these reconstructions. Five females and 1 male underwent tissue expansion. The age of the patients at the time of tissue expansion ranged from 2.5 to 12 years, with an average of 6 years. Tissue expander sizes were 50 cc and 100 cc. Infection was seen during the course of expansion in 1 patient. Satisfactory results were achieved after reconstruction in all cases. Tissue expansion is the treatment of choice for reconstruction of head and neck hemangioma deformities following laser or other surgical procedures as well as involution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 6 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Tissue Expansion
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Pediatrics
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Tissue Expansion Devices
Laser Therapy
Lasers
Retrospective Studies
Infection

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Reconstruction of head and neck hemangiomas with tissue expansion in the pediatric population. / Chang, Cheng Jen; Achauer, Bruce M.; Vanderkam, Victoria M.

In: Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 38, No. 1, 06.02.1997, p. 15-18.

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