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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