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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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An. Bras. Dermatol. vol.87 no.1 Rio de Janeiro Jan./Feb. 2012 



Shark island pedicle flap for repairing of basal cell carcinoma*


Retalho em ilha de tubarão para reconstrução de área afetada por carcinoma basocelular



Viroj Wiwanitkit

MD - Professor, director -Bangkok - Thailand

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Sir, the recent publication on shark island pedicle flap for repairing of basal cell carcinoma is very interesting. André et al. concluded that "This technique allows correction of surgical defects of the ala rebuilding the original anatomy, maintaining cosmetic units, without need for a graft."1 I agree that this technique might be useful but it is still questionable to state that it is simple. It should be noted that this technique require high experience of the surgeon.

Furthermore, the present report lacks for the long term following up. In addition, it will be useful if the cost of the technique can be clarified comparing to other alternative methods.



1. André MC, Fraga A, Garcia CR, Pignatelli JG, Soares RO. Shark island pedicle flap for repairing of basal cell carcinoma localized in nasal ala-perialar region: a simple Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand. procedure. An Bras Dermatol. 2011;86(4 Suppl 1):S160-3.         [ Links ]



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Received on 21.12.2011.
Approved by the Advisory Board and accepted for publication on 08.01.2012.
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* Work conducted at a private clinic - Bangkok - Thailand

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