Emergency Esthetic Closure of Scalp in a Rural Setup: A Case Report

  • Dr. Mohammad Akheel Curie Manavata Cancer Centre, Nasik,Maharashtra, India
  • Suryapratap Singh Tomar Narayana Medical College & Hospital, Nellore, AndhraPradesh, India
  • Swapnil S Bumb Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College & ResearchCentre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Keywords: Maxillofacial surgeon, Road traffic accidents, Scalp laceration, Scalp closure

Abstract

Road traffic accidents are a major havoc in present day life. The injuries caused by them are extremely dangerous and is always a threat to a normal routine of the patient. Every patient desire to have an esthetic appearance of the head and neck region no matter how devastating is the injury. Surgical esthetic primary closure of soft tissues is always a challenge for oral and maxillofacial surgeon. We present a case report of a 15 year old girl with 12 cm scalp laceration who had an esthetic closure in a rural primary Health Care Centre in a Medical Teaching Hospital in Andhra Pradesh.

Author Biographies

Dr. Mohammad Akheel, Curie Manavata Cancer Centre, Nasik,Maharashtra, India

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Suryapratap Singh Tomar, Narayana Medical College & Hospital, Nellore, AndhraPradesh, India

Senior Registrar, Department of Neurosurgery

Swapnil S Bumb, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College & ResearchCentre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Post-graduate, Department of Public Health Dentistry

Published
2015-03-30