Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(04): 468-470
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1383557
Letter to the Editor
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A Peculiar Case of Facial Congenital Nevus

Mario F. Scaglioni1, M.T Bauer2, Alberto Di Giuseppe1
  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Univerista' Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • 2Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
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Publication Date:
30 July 2014 (online)


Reconstruction of congenital nevi is difficult and challenging, but becomes even more so when they occur on the face due to functional and aesthetic reasons. Traditionally, these lesions have been treated with tissue expansion, sequential resection, and local flap closure with or without skin grafts. Here, we present a case reconstructing a large facial defect involving the entire cheek facial subunit following excision of a giant congenital nevus with a free anterolateral thigh flap.