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Acne of the heel: acne vulgaris complicating a free vascularized latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap.

PMID: 2530928  

An interesting case of acne vulgaris complicating a free vascularized latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap used for heel reconstruction is presented. The development of acne in a free musculocutaneous island transfer has not been described before, and we speculate as to its cause. We conclude that quiescent donor site acne scarring may be a contraindication to the use of free skin flap transfer for soft tissue reconstruction.

Dubrow TJ,  Lesavoy MA

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