ePlasty: Vol. 18
CASE REPORT
Functional Subunit Reconstruction of Giant Facial Congenital Melanocytic Nevi in Children With the Use of Matriderm and Skin Graft: Surgical Experience and Literature Review
Nehal Mahabbat, MBBS, Nawaf Alohaideb, MBBS, Faris Aldaghri, MBBS, Feras Alshomer, MBBS, MSc, and Mohamed Amir Murad, MBBS, FRCSC

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Correspondence: dr.fshomer@gmail.com
Keywords: nevus, dermal, matrix, graft, face

Introduction: Facial giant congenital melanocytic nevus represents a major cosmetic deformity for the child and parents and is a challenge for the plastic surgeons to achieve best cosmetic results. Herein, we present a case of single-stage surgical reconstruction using partial-thickness scalp skin graft aided with Matriderm dermal substitute for a facial giant congenital melanocytic nevus. Methods: An 8-year-old boy presented with a facial giant congenital melanocytic nevus without leptomeningeal involvement. A single-stage complete excision of the nevus was performed. A split-thickness skin graft, 12/1000-inch thick, was then harvested from the anterior scalp region for reconstruction. A 1-mm Matriderm dermal substit .......