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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2007;12(4):222-225.
Published online December 1, 2007.
Wrap-around Flap for Treatment of Subungual Malignant Melanoma in Thumb: The Results of Long-Term Follow-up - A Report of 2 Cases -
Soo Bong Hahn, Hong Kyun Kim, Ho Jung Kang, Kyoo-Ho Shin, Sang Kyum Kim
포장주위 피판술로 치료한 무지의 조갑하 악성 흑색종 : 장기 추시 결과 - 2예 보고 -
한수봉, 김홍균, 강호정, 신규호, 김상겸
Abstract
Traditionally, amputation for treatment of subungual melanoma was recommended. When the thumb is involved, amputation of thumb shows shortcoming in cosmetic aspect, and cause damage more than 50% of function of hand. To minimize function and cosmetic loss, wraparound flap from big toe was performed in the two thumbs. This salvage surgery yielded excellent cosmetic and functional resusts. There has been one recurrence of lymph node and no deaths with a minimum of 8 years follow up.
 
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