Newborns may sometimes presents with patchy areas of the scalp missing skin or bone with exposed dural (sac covering brain) tissue. Small defects may be treated conservatively with moist dressings but sometimes surgery is required to close the “holes”. This is often accomplished using tissue expanders and skin grafts. The bone defect can sometimes fill in on its own without the need for bone grafts.
Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial, cleft and vascular abnormalities. Dr. Bastidas is a leader in craniofacial surgical procedures and serves the Long Island and greater New York region. Call us today at (516) 497-7900. We are looking forward to serving you and your family.