Superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator free flap in pediatric reconstruction: A case report.

We report the case of a thirteen year-old child who presented a third-degree burn sequelae on the dorsalis pedis with scar retraction and chronic ulceration on the fifth metatarsal despite multiple skin grafts. He couldn't put on his shoes because of the pain and walking was difficult. We performed a SCIP flap (Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator) to reconstruct this defect. The flap measuring 12×7cm has been harvested on the right groin and anastomosed with the pedicle of the first intermetatarsal space. At 3 months postoperatively, the child can put on his shoes again and walk without pain. The donor site is discrete in the inguinal crease, hidden in the underwear. The SCIP flap is a thin and pliable flap with a discrete donor site. It is suitable for reconstructions of distal extremities of limbs, both in adults and children. PMID: 32220489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Chir Plast Esthet Source Type: research

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