Facial Resurfacing With a Monoblock Full-Thickness Skin Graft After Multiple Malignant Melanomas Excision in Xeroderma Pigmentosum

Ozmen S., Uygur S., Eryilmaz T., Ak B.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.23, no.5, pp.1542-1543, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31824e660e
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1542-1543
  • Keywords: Xeroderma pigmentosum, facial resurfacing, monoblock full-thickness skin graft, SUPRACLAVICULAR FLAPS, FACE, PREVENTION, CANCER
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Xeroderma pigmentosum is an autosomal recessive disease, characterized by vulnerability of the skin to solar radiation. Increase in sunlight-induced cancer is a direct consequence of an increase in mutated cells of the skin of patients with xeroderma pigmentosum. There is no specific technique for facial resurfacing in patients with xeroderma pigmentosum. In this article, a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum with multiple malignant melanomas on her face and radical excision of total facial skin followed by facial resurfacing with monoblock full-thickness skin graft from the abdomen is presented.