M. Dang, MD and S.S. Greenbaum, MD have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.
Stellate Purse-String Closure
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2001
Volume 26, Issue 5, pages 495–496, May 2000
How to Cite
Dang, M. and Greenbaum, S. S. (2000), Stellate Purse-String Closure. Dermatologic Surgery, 26: 495–496. doi: 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2000.99126.x
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2001
Background. There are fundamental concepts we use in managing surgical defects. Whether planning a primary closure or a local flap, we frequently modify the basic design to maximize aesthetic outcomes, taking into consideration a number of factors including the location of the defect and tissue availability.
Objective. We describe the stellate modified purse-string closure, a novel flap modification.
Method. Report of an illustrated case.
Result. A patient with vertex scalp defect was reconstructed using the stellate purse-string flap.
Conclusion. Certain modifications of commonly used reconstructive techniques can be utilized in specific situations to enhance cosmesis. Advantages of this modification are discussed.