Long-term follow-up of a patient with Romberg's disease reconstructed with free groin flaps

Keita Wakamatsu, Takao Harashina, Hideo Nakajima, Takayuki Okumoto

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-657
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12-1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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