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Flap Advancement Coverage After Excision of Large Mucous Cysts

Shin, Eon K. MD1; Jupiter, Jesse B. MD2

Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: June 2007 - Volume 11 - Issue 2 - p 159-162
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e31803c4e19

Mucous cysts are common problems seen by hand surgeons. Surgical excision of symptomatic cysts is the most commonly accepted treatment. Removal of large mucous cysts often requires simultaneous flap coverage or skin grafting for the resulting defect. We present the use of a dorsal advancement flap to permit excellent skin coverage after cyst excision with a tension-free closure.

1Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

2Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Eon K. Shin, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand/Upper Extremity Service, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115. E-mail:

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.