Treating Giant Congenital Nevus With Integra Dermal Regeneration Template in a 9-Year-Old Girl
Integra dermal regeneration template has been well established in treating deep extensive burns, but there are very few cases reported of treating large full-thickness skin defects such as giant nevi. Apart from psychological and cosmetic burdens, the giant congenital nevus carries increased risk of malignant alteration. We present the case of a 9-year-old girl with a giant congenital nevus on her left lower leg. A total excision was done and she was successfully treated with Integra (LifeSciences Corp, Plainsboro, NJ). Three weeks later, a thin split-skin graft was applied over the neodermal skin layer. The takeoff was 91%. Protected with the silver wound dressing, the rest of the wound healed. A donor site morbidity was minimal, and the final result was excellent both in aesthetic and functional aspects.