Facial resurfacing in xeroderma pigmentosum with monoblock full-thickness skin graft

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1991 Jun;87(6):1121-5. doi: 10.1097/00006534-199106000-00018.


A case of xeroderma pigmentosum with multiple skin tumors on the face that was treated with total excision and replacement of face skin except the eyelids with a monoblock full-thickness abdominal skin graft is reported. The quality and tumor-free features of the monoblock full-thickness skin graft in xeroderma pigmentosum are indicated. Despite the increased morbidity of the donor region, the radical surgical approach advocated here has improved the prognosis in the case reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen / surgery
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / surgery*
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Skin Transplantation / methods*
  • Xeroderma Pigmentosum / surgery*