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Large keloids on the head and neck can be treated by free tissue transfer with an anterior thigh flap.


Nicholas Carr*

Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

Correspondence to Author: Nicholas Carr


Keloids are cosmetically, mentally and practically incapacitating injuries that have demonstrated hard to treat with careful extraction alone. Huge keloids are especially difficult to treat in light of the fact that large numbers of the mongrel lease treatments for keloids are unacceptable, and the leftover deformity after extraction is challenging to close. The creators report a case including a huge distorting keloid on the head and neck, which was treated with careful extraction and quick reproduction with a free anterolateral thigh fas-ciocutaneous fold. No further adjuvant treatment was embraced. At one-year follow-up, there was no repeat at the beneficiary site, and the benefactor site mended without deformation. The free fasciocutaneous anterolateral thigh fold might be compelling at treating huge keloids in the head and neck district; notwithstanding, very much controlled clinical examinations are expected to lay out this.
Anterolateral thigh; Free fold; Keloid; Microsurgery; Scar


Nicholas Carr. Large keloids on the head and neck can be treated by free tissue transfer with an anterior thigh flap. World Journal of Clinical Surgery 2022.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: World Journal of Clinical Surgery
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2766-6182
  • DOI: 10.52338/wjsurgy
  • Short Name: WJCSR
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
  • Submission to acceptance: 25 days
  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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