Post-Burn Skin Deformities of the Face and Neck Region in Pediatric Patients: Single-Stage Treatment Using Collagen Elastin Matrix


YAĞMUR Ç., EVİN N. , ENGİN M. S. , ŞİMŞEK T., KÜÇÜKER İ., DEMİR A.

Turkish Journal of Plastic Surgery, vol.25, no.3, pp.126-131, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjplastsurg.2017.2161
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Plastic Surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-131
  • Keywords: Burns, collagen elastin matrix, pediatric burns, skin graft, RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, BURN INJURIES, FACIAL BURNS, SCARS, MANAGEMENT, CHILDREN, HAND

Abstract

Objective: Treating severe post-burn deformities of the face and neck region in pediatric populations is challenging because of technical difficulties (e.g., limited full thickness skin graft donor site, limited flap options, unavailability for expander placement) and increased donor site morbidity (e.g., related to flap and graft donor sites). In this study, we present the single-stage treatment of severe post-burn skin deformities of the face and neck region in pediatric patients using collagen-elastin matrix (Matriderm (R)) combined with partial thickness skin grafts.