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Forequarter Amputation, Thoracic Resection, and Reconstruction on Giant Ulcer Due to Locally Advanced Oncological Disease

García-Vilariño, Elena, MD; Salmerón-González, Enrique, MD; Pérez-García, Alberto, MD; Ruiz-Cases, Alberto, MD; Condiño-Brito, Eloy, MD; Sánchez-García, Alberto, MD

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0000000000000227
Departments: Reconstruction Department

We present the case of a 67-year-old man suffering from a squamous cell carcinoma with extensive thoracic locoregional affection measuring 28 cm. After being considered inoperable at another center, he underwent an aggressive tumor resection and coverage with a free latissimus dorsi flap as a palliative reconstructive procedure that allowed for a considerable improvement of his quality of life.

Elena García-Vilariño, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

Enrique Salmerón-González, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

Alberto Pérez-García, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

Alberto Ruiz-Cases, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

Eloy Condiño-Brito, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

Alberto Sánchez-García, MD, is a plastic surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

Address correspondence to Elena García Vilariño, MD, Francia Ave, Number 45, Stairs 2, Door 25, Valencia, Postal Code 46023, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain (e-mail: elenagvilarino@gmail.com).

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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