chapter  17
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Imaging and Surgical Strategies for Cutaneous Neoplasm of the Scalp

Scalp reconstruction has always been a challenging task, in particular after oncological demolition. Diverse and complex set of scalp defects can be distinguished mainly in two types. In case of small to moderately sized defects in patients with good general health, full closure is achieved easily.1 Aesthetic aspects, including the preservation of eyebrow symmetry and hairline as well as avoidance of alopecia, are the challenge in those cases.2 Besides, large defects in patients with poor general performance status require full closure, which is the ultimate and challenging goal.3