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Case Reports in MedicineVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 464670, 3 pages

Case ReportDivision of Trauma Services, Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021, USA

Received 20 September 2011; Accepted 19 December 2011

Academic Editor: John Kortbeek

Copyright © 2012 Chauniqua Kiffin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This case follows a 17-year-old boy with congenital hypothyroidism who sustained penile skin avulsion secondary to a dog bite. Initially, an attempt was made to repair the wound using the avulsed skin flap itself as coverage. The repair was done immediately upon presentation to enhance the chances of adequate flap viability; however, the dorsal portion of the reconstruction necrosed within the following week. Ultimately a full thickness surgical graft FTSG repair was performed to ensure the most desirable outcome.





Author: Chauniqua Kiffin, Matthew Porcelli, Oksana Prychyna, Byron Pazmino, Daniel Pust, and Joseph DeCostanza

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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