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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-78

Successful correction of postburn mentosternal contracture and kyphosis of thoracic spine with thoracodorsal artery perforator flap: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Plastic Surgery, B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-653X.111794

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Postburn kyphosis is extremely rare. Literature on this subject is lacking. We successfully managed a case of postburn mentosternal contracture with kyphosis of thoracic spine by a pedicled thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap, postoperative postural bracing and physiotherapy. We had good functional and aesthetic outcomes with a satisfied patient and possible surgery for the spine was avoided. We would like to highlight this rare occurrence of a postburn kyphosis and present a detailed study of this case.


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