Adipofascial Turnover Forearm Flap for a Large Defect in Hand after Squamous Cell Tumor Extirpation. A Case Report

*Corresponding author: Miot Boncy D*

Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer that is rare in the hand. The extirpation of this cancer can leave an important cutaneous defect in many cases. The cutaneous covering at the back of the hand is a challenge for any surgeon, especially when there are large skin defects with exposure of tendons, bones or neurovascular structures. Here, we describe a clinical case where an adipofascial turnover forearm flap and full thickness skin graft were performed, after the extensive extirpation of the well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma has been made.
Keywords
Flap; Adipofascial; Forearm; Hand; Skin defect; Carcinoma; Tumor; Squamous cell.