n South African Journal of Surgery - Surgical treatment of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with a free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap in an adolescent - case report

Volume 56 Number 4
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



A 16-year-old male presented with a 2-year history of a 5 x 5 cm dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) on the medial aspect of his right lower leg. Wide local excision (WLE) with a 2cm margin was performed and a free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap was used to reconstruct the defect. This technique satisfactorily reconstructed a large defect in an adolescent with minimal donor site morbidity, as the donor site was closed primarily, and a functionally and aesthetically acceptable outcome. There was no evidence of tumour recurrence at 6 months follow-up.

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