Total reconstruction of giant congenital circumferential nevi of the upper limb using a large pedicle expanded flank flap: A brief report

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Abstract

Tissue expansion is an invaluable reconstructive strategy after surgical excision of a congenital naevus. However, reducing the number of operations is very important for patients with a giant congenital naevus. We used a large pedicle expanded flank flap to successfully treat a giant circumferential naevus that extended from the left upper arm to the wrist, which also provided excellent contour and colour match. We consider this an effective and convenient method to treat a circumferential naevus covering almost the entire upper limb of the paediatric patient.

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