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Comment & Response
May/Jun 2016

Healing by Secondary Intention

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;18(3):232-233. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0057

To the Editor In a recent issue of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, Rosko et al1 provided an excellent patient presentation of their treatment of a large scalp defect measuring 8 × 7.5 cm, which they treated with a double-rotation flap described as an O-Z repair. An excellent result was obtained in this patient.

The authors1 discussed other possible treatment modalities for scalp flaps, including full- or split-thickness skin grafts, primary closure (in smaller defects), and closure following tissue expansion.

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