Main Article Content
Partial defect of the cranial bone and scalp remains a dificult problem for surgeons. Longterm morbidity is due to dif!culty in finding the right material for closure and the resulting repeated surgery. This paper discusses the effectiveness of honey application as a simple and effective method for scalp defect treatment. One case of a patient with partial and cranium defect was referred to Cipto Mangunkusumo hospital with several prior attempt to close the defect with an acrylic implant. The cultured swab on patient revealed MRSA. Application of honey to the raw surface on the cranial defect shows resulting spontaneous epithelialization without clinical evidence of local infection. The use of honey as a topical treatment for cranial and scalp defect provide a safe and effective alternative method for closing the wound secondarily.
Creative Commons license
Articles opting for open access will be freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication. All open access articles (with the exception of the Research Councils UK funded papers) are published under the terms of the Creative Commons License Attribution-Noncommercial No Derivative 3.0 (CCBY NCND) which allows readers to disseminate and reuse the article, as well as share and reuse of the scientific material. It does not permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. To view a copy of this license visit:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. Authors who are funded by the Research Councils UK and wish to publish their article as open access will be able to publish under the terms of the Attribution 3.0 (CCBY) License. To view of a copy of this license visit:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/.