Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Feb;95(6):e2762
From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing (MZ, KS, YW); Department of Neurosurgery, Qingdao Huangdao District Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qingdao, Shandong (ND); and Department of Dermatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China (CS).
In this study, a Vohwinkel syndrome case is presented where in 5th digit constriction bands in the right hand were reconstructed using a distant abdominal skin flap. Vohwinkel syndrome, or keratoderma hereditarium mutilans, is a rare, autosomal dominant genetic skin condition that causes palmoplantar hyperkeratosis and constricts finger and/or toe bands. In a typical manifestation, the finger and toe constriction bands lead to progressive strangulation and autoamputation, which requires immediate clinical treatment. Read More