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Role of platysma muscle flap in depressed scars of neck.

Sandhir RK, Jindal BR, Sandhir S - Indian J Plast Surg (2011)

Bottom Line: It is preferable that the filling is done by autologous tissue which is available in substantial amount in the adjoining area.Platysma muscle flap meets these criteria.The procedure was done under local anesthetic in two patients.

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Affiliation: Plastic Surgeon, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Depressed scars in the neck pose a cosmetic problem. There is a need to fill the lost tissue volume defect between the surface and deeper tissues. It is preferable that the filling is done by autologous tissue which is available in substantial amount in the adjoining area. There should be no donor site morbidity. Platysma muscle flap meets these criteria.

Materials and methods: Platysma muscle flap was advanced into the defect after excision of depressed scar. The procedure was done under local anesthetic in two patients.

Result: The result was a 'good scar' with scar lying in the transversely oriented neck lines.

Conclusions: Platysma muscle flap has a definitive role in revision surgery of depressed scars in neck as it provides an ideal tissue for lost tissue volume.

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Figure 2: (a) Preoperative (b) postoperative

Mentions: A 20-year-old female had depressed scar in the midneck area. She was treated for tubercular lymphadenitis and abscess in childhood at the age of 6–7 years and the resultant depressed scar was causing concern. The scar was excised and the defect left after excision was volume filled by advancing platysma muscle flap. The wound was closed transversely [Figure 2a,b].


Role of platysma muscle flap in depressed scars of neck.

Sandhir RK, Jindal BR, Sandhir S - Indian J Plast Surg (2011)

(a) Preoperative (b) postoperative
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Figure 2: (a) Preoperative (b) postoperative
Mentions: A 20-year-old female had depressed scar in the midneck area. She was treated for tubercular lymphadenitis and abscess in childhood at the age of 6–7 years and the resultant depressed scar was causing concern. The scar was excised and the defect left after excision was volume filled by advancing platysma muscle flap. The wound was closed transversely [Figure 2a,b].

Bottom Line: It is preferable that the filling is done by autologous tissue which is available in substantial amount in the adjoining area.Platysma muscle flap meets these criteria.The procedure was done under local anesthetic in two patients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Plastic Surgeon, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Depressed scars in the neck pose a cosmetic problem. There is a need to fill the lost tissue volume defect between the surface and deeper tissues. It is preferable that the filling is done by autologous tissue which is available in substantial amount in the adjoining area. There should be no donor site morbidity. Platysma muscle flap meets these criteria.

Materials and methods: Platysma muscle flap was advanced into the defect after excision of depressed scar. The procedure was done under local anesthetic in two patients.

Result: The result was a 'good scar' with scar lying in the transversely oriented neck lines.

Conclusions: Platysma muscle flap has a definitive role in revision surgery of depressed scars in neck as it provides an ideal tissue for lost tissue volume.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus