Plastic surgery in pseudoxanthoma elasticum: experience in nine patients.

@article{Viljoen1990PlasticSI,
  title={Plastic surgery in pseudoxanthoma elasticum: experience in nine patients.},
  author={Denis L. Viljoen and Claude Bloch and Peter Beighton},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={233-8}
}
Nine women between the ages of 22 and 56 years underwent cosmetic surgery for correction of the severe cutaneous stigmata of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). The outcome was generally favorable, and follow-up for up to 15 years showed only moderate regression of the skin manifestations. No serious intraoperative or postoperative complications occurred, although tissue friability, poor wound healing, and keloid formation were noted in a minority of persons. An unexpected problem of extrusion of… CONTINUE READING