Sixteen years ago the result of an operation that was performed on a 5- year-old boy with Romberg's disease was described in this journal. Nineteen years have passed since the first operation, and the authors now report the long-term follow-up. The volume of the transferred free groin flaps was maintained. Although these flaps covered the patient's atrophic tissues as vascularized tissues, these flaps could not normalize the atrophy of the surrounding tissues, especially the bone. As for the orbital content, bony atrophy was more remarkable than the other tissues.
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