Scalp Reconstruction after Neurosurgery Sun, Sep 22 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Reconstruction of the scalp following acquired oncological and traumatic defects can be a significant challenge for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. These procedures become even more challenging in the setting of previous surgery and radiation. Optimal aesthetic and functional reconstruction is performed when using appropriate anatomical considerations and surgical techniques. This panel will discuss reconstructive goals and procedures of both oncological and traumatic defects of the scalp.

State of the art alloplastic and autologous constructs of the skull will be discussed with neurosurgical principles in mind. Soft-tissue reconstruction utilizing local, pedicle, and free tissue transfer will be detailed as it pertains to the reconstructive ladder and obtaining optimal soft-tissue coverage. All free muscle and free perforator flaps and the indications for both will be explored and elucidated. The role of vascularized allotransplantation of the scalp utilizing principles of immunomodulation and its side effects will also be discussed in detail. The participants of this panel will gain a detailed and sophisticated way to reconstruct the whole spectrum of oncological and traumatic defects of the scalp.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyze soft of hard tissue defects of the scalp and skull, respectively.
  2. List reconstructive choices for hard tissue reconstruction of the skull.
  3. List reconstructive options for soft tissue reconstruction of the scalp using critical analysis of surgical options.
  4. Discuss the indications and utility of vascularized composite allotransplantation of the scalp.
  5. Outline best practices for complex scalp reconstruction using a multidisciplinary approach.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.