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Surgical management of a persistent lichen sclerosus case and reconstruction of vulva with free rotation and V-Y advancement flaps [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2013; 18(3): 145-149

Surgical management of a persistent lichen sclerosus case and reconstruction of vulva with free rotation and V-Y advancement flaps

Cihangir Mutlu Ercan1, Mufit Cemal Yenen2, Murat Dede2, Mustafa Deveci3, Mustafa Ulubay2, Ibrahim Alanbay2, Hakan Coksuer2
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Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a lymphocyte-mediated, chronic, inflammatory dermatitis which most commonly involves the anogenital area. Treatment options include topical corticosteroids, tacrolimus, carbon dioxide laser ablation and, as a last resort vulvectomy. The objective of this study is to report a refractory anogenital LS case and describe the use of a V-Y advancement flap for reconstruction of the perineal defect after vulvectomy. A case of persistent LS, treated succesfully with surgery is presented and the literature is reviewed. The patient tolerated the surgical procedure well and a satisfactory cosmetic result was obtained. A multidisciplinary team is ideal in the management of patients with persistent LS. Surgical management of LS should be reserved as a last resort for patients who are refractory to other medical treatment options and, in the case of a surgical attempt, techniques for reconstruction of the vulva should be well known.

Keywords: Lichen sclerosus, vulvectomy, vulvar reconstruction


Cihangir Mutlu Ercan, Mufit Cemal Yenen, Murat Dede, Mustafa Deveci, Mustafa Ulubay, Ibrahim Alanbay, Hakan Coksuer. Surgical management of a persistent lichen sclerosus case and reconstruction of vulva with free rotation and V-Y advancement flaps. Eastern J Med. 2013; 18(3): 145-149


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