Prague Medical Report is an English quarterly published multidisciplinary biomedical journal. Prague Medical Report was founded as Sborník lékařský in May 1885. The journal presents public primary scientific publications, short communications, casuistry, and reviews. It contains articles based on important specialised lectures and symposia.

PRAGUE MEDICAL REPORT, Vol 121 No 4 (2020), 277–282

Massive Dog Bite Injury of the Scalp in One-year Old Boy

Marko Bašković, Anto Pajić, Zoran Barčot

announced: 03. 12. 2020


A one-year-old boy was referred to our Department of Pediatric Surgery with extensive scalp injury. He was bitten by a neighbour’s mixed-breed dog. The wound of the forehead is primary closed while scalp is reimplanted. Due to non-acceptance on the eighth day a necrectomy of devitalized tissue was done. Before applying Integra®, for 2 days, the wound was treated with a V.A.C.® system. After 14 days, Integra® was accepted and split-thickness skin graft (STSG) was transplanted from left upper leg. After 3 months the local status is satisfactory. A hair transplant is planned in the future.

keywords: Dog bite; Scalp avulsion; Child; Plastic surgery

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