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May 11, 1918

REPLACEMENT OF SCALP ON A DENUDED DRY SKULL BY GRANULATIONS SECURED THROUGH HOLES DRILLED IN THE BONE

Author Affiliations

Atlanta, Ga. Associate Professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine; Visiting Surgeon, Georgia Baptist Hospital; Associate Visiting Surgeon, Grady Hospital; Major, M. R. C., U. S. Army

JAMA. 1918;70(19):1368. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26010190001008

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Abstract

In this case there was successful development of a covering of granulation tissue and epithelium over a skull dome, the bones of which were exposed, dry and undergoing necrosis. Grafts could not be attempted because of the bones' condition, and the usual tissue and blood supply for flaps in this area had also been destroyed.

The clothing of a girl of 6 caught fire. She threw herself, face downward, under the bed and protected her face by her right arm. The lower edge of the burned area extended across her back from the right lower costal margin to the angle of the left scapula. From this line the burn extended upward and, besides the head and neck burns, involved the back of both shoulders, more especially the right, and the extensor surface of the right arm. On the head and neck the burns and resultant sloughs involved the nape and

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