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Plast Reconstr Surg. 1990 Feb;85(2):233-8.

Plastic surgery in pseudoxanthoma elasticum: experience in nine patients.

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Department of Human Genetics, University of Cape Town Medical School.


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 calcium particles through the surgical wound occurred in two individuals. This resulted in delayed healing and unsightly scars.

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