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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2018;23(3):184-189.
Published online September 1, 2018.
Surgical Treatment of Syndactyly of Harlequin Ichthyosis
Sung Jae Ahn1, Jong Won Hong1,2
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Institute for Human Tissue Restoration, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Received: 24 April 2018   • Revised: 16 May 2018   • Accepted: 28 May 2018
Harlequin ichthyosis (HI) is a rare and most severe form of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyoses characterized by excessive hyperkeratosis. The skin anomalies affect the shape of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and distal extremities. Since HI is very fatal, there is a lack of data that documents successful treatment of HI patients with syndactyly. We successfully managed syndactyly in a HI patient by using a conventional method without any complication and we noticed an improvement functionally and aesthetically.
Key Words: Lamellar ichthyosis, Syndactyly, Hand deformities, Skin transplantation

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