Orticochea flap for scalp reconstruction after an electrical burn. A case report

DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/4TUC3

 

Barker-Antonio A, Garcia-Espinoza JA, Davila-Ruiz EO, Garcia-Manzano RA, Aguilar-Aragon VB. Orticochea flap for scalp reconstruction after an electrical burn. A case report. Am J Med Surg. 2021; 4(1). 6-8.

Abstract: Introduction: The treatment of substance loss in the scalp is a complex challenge for the plastic surgeon since the skin at this site lacks elasticity, an adequate aesthetic result must be offered and adequate coverage must be provided.

Case report: We present the case of a 27-year-old male who presented three years ago with an electric shock in the occipital area of the head with loss of scalp skin and bone exposure, without receiving treatment. He came to our unit because he presented purulent discharge and pain in the area of the lesion, as well as poor general condition.

Conclusion: The Orticochea flap is an acceptable and safe option for large occipital substance loss.

 

KEY WORDS

scalp skin reconstruction, Orticochea flap, electrical burn.