Plantar fibromatosis: Surgical approach of a giant bilateral case.

Ocampo-Garza, Jorge; Azevedo Cunha, Rafael; Silva Pereira, Caroline; Sanderson, Angela; Pinto-Desmond, Karina; Machado-Filho, Carlos D'Apparecida; Haneke, Eckart; Marques de Carvalho, Mario (2018). Plantar fibromatosis: Surgical approach of a giant bilateral case. International journal of dermatology, 57(3), pp. 365-367. Blackwell Science 10.1111/ijd.13840

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BACKGROUND Plantar fibromatosis or Ledderhose disease is characterized by a benign fibroblastic proliferation of the plantar fascia. It is an illness with unknown etiology and a complex treatment in its most intense manifestation. OBJECTIVE The authors describe a surgical option for extensive cases where conservative treatments are not successful. Surgical techniques may vary according to the site and extent of the lesions. METHODS Surgical treatment with wide resection of the lesion and second intention healing using a hydrocolloid dressing. RESULTS After a 3-year follow-up with no recurrence, the authors demonstrated an excellent result, which led to an important improvement in the patient's quality of life. CONCLUSION Surgical treatment can be a good option for plantar fibromatosis. Giant lesions can be treated with wide excisions and second intention healing, with low risk of aesthetic and functional complications.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Haneke, Eckart

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0011-9059

Publisher:

Blackwell Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sandra Nyffenegger

Date Deposited:

29 Jan 2018 10:57

Last Modified:

13 Feb 2018 01:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/ijd.13840

PubMed ID:

29265359

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.110201

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/110201

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