Challenging scalp lesions

Exposed calvarium represents an interesting challenge in reconstructing scalp defects.  In order to lay on a skin graft, tissue such as a temporalis flap needs to be mobilized to give a base for the graft to survive on.  Otherwise, large “pinwheel” type flaps can be constructed to close this primarily with good success.

This defect was closed with a double layer temporalis muscle flap underlying an occipitally based scalp advancement flap.

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