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Reconstruction of a scalp and skull defect with free latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap following dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.

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Author(s): Taniguchi Y | Tamaki T | Yoshida M | Uematsu Y

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
ISSN 1022-5536

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 206;
Date: 2002;
Original page

ABSTRACT
A 53-year-old male underwent more than 10 surgical treatments over 14 years, including a simple excision and local flap transfer, after recurrences of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the head. Clinical results indicated that simple excision of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans should not be performed as initial treatment. Instead, free flap transplantation, which permits a wide excision and complete reconstruction, should be the first treatment option.
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