New tumor formation on split-thickness skin grafted areas in xeroderma pigmentosum

ASLAN G. , Karacal N., GORGU M.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.43, no.6, pp.657-660, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.657-660


Xeroderma pigmentosum is a relatively rare systemic disease transmitted through an incomplete sex-linked recessive gene. It is characterized by malignant skin degeneration, One of the mast effective treatment choices for the malignant changes is full-face resurfacing with skin grafts. Grafts harvested from areas that have some freckles may show malignant degeneration by ultraviolet exposure. The authors present a patient whose face was resurfaced with a split-thickness skin graft and was admitted due to new tumor formation on her resurfaced face.