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A case of melanoma in situ of the central forehead repair by V-Y advancement flap and Burow graft


Large defects on the face after Mohs surgery have posed significant reconstructive challenges. A 90-year-old man presented with melanoma in situ of the central forehead, which resulted in a 4.5cmx4.3cm defect after multiple stages of Mohs surgery. Although different approaches for forehead repair with nasal root involvement are possible, we demonstrate that the V-Y advancement flap and subsequent Burrow graft for nasal root repair represents a viable closure technique for large circular defects of the central forehead.

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