Microsurgical Replantation of Two Consecutive Traumatic Total Scalp Avulsions

LİVAOĞLU M., URALOĞLU M., Imamoglu Y., Altun E. M. O., Karacal N.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, no.8, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000003116
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Microsurgical replantation, total scalp avulsion, AVULSED SCALP
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Total scalp avulsion is a rare but severe injury frequently ending in hair loss, and one that can even be life-threatening. It frequently occurs in women and in men with long hair and as a result of injuries by industrial or agricultural equipment or of animal attacks. The first option in treatment is replantation of hairy skin with microsurgery.The authors report 2 consecutive patients with total scalp avulsion presenting to our clinic. Similar injury mechanisms and total scalp avulsions were present in both patients. However, the noteworthy aspect of this report is the different outcomes in terms of scalp viability, which the authors think depends on the number of vessels repaired.