ACUTE TISSUE EXPANSION FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF MAJOR DEFECTS OF THE FRONTAL REGION

  • David Pacheco Interno do Internato Complementar de Dermatologia e Venereologia/Resident, Dermatology and Venereology; Serviço de Dermatologia, Hospital de Santa Maria - Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Ermelindo Tavares Interno do Internato Complementar de Dermatologia e Venereologia / Resident, Dermatology and Venereology; Serviço de Dermatologia, Hospital Distrital de Santarém, Portugal
  • José Rosa de Almeida Professor Auxiliar Convidado da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Diretor do Serviço de Cirurgia Plástica, Reconstrutiva e Estética do Instituto Português de Oncologia, Francisco Gentil (IPO), Lisboa / Professor and Head of Plastic Surgery Department; Oncology Institute of Lisboa and New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Keywords: Tissue expansion, Dermatofibrosarcoma

Abstract

Acute tissue expansion is a procedure widely used by Plastic Surgery for the closure of large surgical defects located in the head and the neck. We present a 61-year-old patient, with a large dimension Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of 45x30mm, placed in the midline of the forehead. The expected surgical defect was considerable; this combined with the anatomical situation, involved a complex reconstructive surgery, which would be resolved with the creation of a flap. Acute tissue expansion is a simple technique that can be performed in a unique surgical procedure, with good cosmetic outcome, minimizing technical difficulties and complications of invasive procedures.

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How to Cite
Pacheco, D., Tavares, E., & Rosa de Almeida, J. (1). ACUTE TISSUE EXPANSION FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF MAJOR DEFECTS OF THE FRONTAL REGION. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 71(2), 189-192. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.71.2.169
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Surgical Dermatology