Head and Neck Reconstruction

Shannon Wong, Alyson Melin, Debra A Reilly

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Abstract

Management of head and neck burns involves acute and intermediate phases. Acutely, the goals are establish a secure airway and treat life-threatening injuries. Then, optimize nutrition, assess extent of the burn, perform local wound care, and provide eye protection. Management depends on the degree of the head and neck burn. Postinjury splinting and rehabilitation are vital to healing. After the acute inflammation has resolved and the scars have matured, reconstruction begins with the goals of restoring both function and aesthetics. Reconstruction ranges from simple scar release, to skin grafting, and possibly free flap reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Neck
Head
Skin Transplantation
Free Tissue Flaps
Wounds and Injuries
Burns
Esthetics
Rehabilitation
Inflammation

Keywords

  • Burn
  • Face
  • Head
  • Neck
  • Reconstruction
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Head and Neck Reconstruction. / Wong, Shannon; Melin, Alyson; Reilly, Debra A.

In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 2017.

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