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

David Pacheco, Ermelindo Tavares, José Rosa de Almeida

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.


Keywords


Tissue expansion; Dermatofibrosarcoma

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29021/spdv.71.2.169

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