Surgical treatment of Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with a free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap in an adolescent

  • Ernst Lodewicus Möller University of Cape Town
  • Francois Malherbe University of Cape Town
  • Christopher E Price University of Cape Town
Keywords: dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, antero-lateral thigh flap, adolescent

Abstract

A 16-year-old male presented with a 2-year history of a 5 x 5 cm dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) on the medial aspect of his right lower leg. Wide local excision (WLE) with a 2cm margin was performed and a free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap was used to reconstruct the defect. This technique satisfactorily reconstructed a large defect in an adolescent with minimal donor site morbidity, as the donor site was closed primarily, and a functionally and aesthetically acceptable outcome. There was no evidence of tumour recurrence at 6 months follow-up.

 

Author Biographies

Ernst Lodewicus Möller, University of Cape Town

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Francois Malherbe, University of Cape Town
Department of General Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Christopher E Price, University of Cape Town
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Published
2018-11-08
How to Cite
Möller, E., Malherbe, F., & Price, C. (2018). Surgical treatment of Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with a free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap in an adolescent. South African Journal of Surgery, 56(4), 50. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/2849
Section
Case Reports