Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

: 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-

Editorial comment

Alberto Goldman 
 Director of Clinica Goldman, Av. Augusto Meyer 163 conj. 1203, Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil

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Alberto Goldman
Av. Augusto Meyer 163 conj. 1203, Porto Alegre - RS - CEP 90550-110

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Goldman A. Editorial comment.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2010;3:110-110

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Goldman A. Editorial comment. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Aug 8 ];3:110-110
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The management and reconstruction of large scalp defects remains a real challenge. The process involves different medical specialties. The combination of traditional and well-established approaches with new advances and techniques bring the most effective functional and aesthetic results. The authors suggest an interesting and creative combination of a dermal substitute, a self-filling osmotic tissue expander and a rotational flap. This therapeutic management is unique, in that it is based on a scientific concept of oncological, neurological and reconstructive principles. The functional and cosmetic results were excellent, despite the size and complexity of the condition to be treated.

The recent and significant advances in medicine are continually changing our management decision making. A combination of traditional and novel approaches to old problems brings us to new reality. This means not just adding a knife into the equation but combining the new modalities in a "smart" way. The addition of scientifically proven therapies like the new tissue expanders, photodynamic therapy, skin substitutes, lasers and stem cells to the currently existing protocols has improved the outcomes. The future of medicine is now! Albert Einstein said, "The mind that opens to a new idea never comes back to its original size"!