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Pinwheel flaps and scalp skin cancer – part two

Posted on 02 Mar, 2016
Pinwheel flaps and scalp skin cancer – part two

This photo shows the flap being constructed and sewn together with nylon stitches.

 

 

 

Skin Cancer Surgery 2

Six weeks after the operation, there is some non-healing at the confluence of the flaps, causing a lot of consternation to the patient.

 

 

 

Skin Cancer Surgery 3

Ten weeks after the operation. The patient has shaved some hair to facilitate wound care.

 

 

 

Skin Cancer Surgery 4

Finally about four months after the operation, a good result for the pinwheel flap.

 

 

 

Skin Cancer Surgery 5

With any wounds there can be delayed healing. But a good cosmetic result was accomplished in the end.