Treatment of extensive sternum keloid scar with surgical removal and immediate reconstruction with skin flaps from a combined mammaplasty

Otávio Machado De Almeida, Jorge Caio Braz, Camilo Jorgetti, Ricardo Gomes De Lemos, Rogério Izar Neves

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Abstract

We report the case of a 47-year-old woman with a large keloid scar on the sternum who was submitted to a simultaneous scar removal with bilateral breast-reduction mammaplasty. Breast reduction was performed to reduce local skin tension and to provide a skin flap for the full reconstruction of the scar-removal site. The association of these surgical procedures stands as a viable alternative for the reconstruction of the sternum region, producing less keloid scarring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2452-2454
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume105
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

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  • Surgery

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