The periumbilical donor site has proven to be a useful tool in the full-thickness skin grafting of pretibial skin cancer excision defects (Fig. 2), particularly in patients concerned with cosmesis. The graft allows for easy in-setting into the defect because of its circular nature, it provides a color match similar to that of pretibial skin (Fig. 2), and it leaves the patient with a well-camouflaged donor scar (Fig. 1). It provides yet another weapon in the armamentarium available to plastic surgeons who often deal with full-thickness, circular pretibial defects.
Karl Schwarz, M.S., M.D.
Steven P. Davison, D.D.S., M.D.
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