Reconstructive procedure of lower lip defect due to ecthyma gangrenosum--a rare complication of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Abstract

Ecthyma gangrenosum is a rare invasive cutaneous infection mostly caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in immunosuppressed patients, especially during neutropenic states. Embolic lesions usually accompanying with septicemia of P. aeruginosa are typically painless, round, and centrally necrotic with a surrounding erythematous halo. Facial involvement occurred only in 6% of the patients, which may result to complicated defects for reconstruction. In this article, we aimed to present a case with relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia presented to our clinic with 50% defect of the lower lip due to ecthyma gangrenosum and its late-term reconstruction.

DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31824de403

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@article{zkaya2012ReconstructivePO, title={Reconstructive procedure of lower lip defect due to ecthyma gangrenosum--a rare complication of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.}, author={{\"{O}zay {\"{O}zkaya and Ilker {\"{U}sçetin and Onur Egemen and Derya Bing{\"{o}l and Mithat Akan}, journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery}, year={2012}, volume={23 3}, pages={e182-4} }