Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 569–570 | Cite as

A Case of Posttraumatic Thigh Defect Reconstructed Using Tissue Expansion by Elastic Tube

  • Horia R. SiclovanEmail author
  • Ioan Muntean
  • Roxana Cretu
Case Report


Reconstruction of major defects of the thigh is generally achieved by means of pedicled or free musculocutaneous flaps, and for less extensive defects, local flaps or skin grafts are currently used. In this case report we present a posttraumatic thigh defect reconstructed using tissue expansion by elastic tube. The defect was closed relatively easily without further problems, and a good result was obtained. Tissue expansion by elastic tube is reliable, easy to perform, and inexpensive. Its versatility allows its use for the reconstruction of many defects at varying locations.


Tissue expansion Thigh defect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horia R. Siclovan
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ioan Muntean
    • 3
  • Roxana Cretu
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Clinical County HospitalSibiuRomania
  2. 2.Med Art ClinicsRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Clinic of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric HospitalSibiuRomania

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