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Acne vulgaris associated with a latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous island flap.

Authors
  • Milner, R H
  • Piggot, T A
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of plastic surgery
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1986
Volume
39
Issue
2
Pages
265–266
Identifiers
PMID: 2938658
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case is presented of the development of acne vulgaris in the skin island of a latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap used for breast reconstruction. The patient had acne scarring of the back but had had no active acne for twenty-five years. The latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous island flap is commonly used in breast reconstruction. The development of acne in association with skin flaps has not been described before and we speculate as to its cause.

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