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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72--75

Role of platysma muscle flap in depressed scars of neck


1 Plastic Surgeon, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India
2 HIMS, Dehradun, India

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Rakesh K Sandhir
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.81435

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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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