Use of preputial skin as cutaneous graft in post excision of a verrucous hemangioma of the thumb



Preputial, Foreskin, Skin graft, Verrucous Hemangioma, Circumcision


Although the use of preputial skin as cutaneous graft is not new, it was seldom been utilized and reported by surgeon all over the world. The preputial skin graft (PSG) has many advantages when use as a full thickness skin graft to cover a defect over certain importance area. Herein, we reported a case of a rare vascular anomaly of thumb; Verrucous Hemangioma when a surgical excision was indicated, but the skin defect would have been too large to be directly closed, therefore the foreskin was taken as a full-thickness skin graft to cover the cutaneous defect of the thumb. The procedure was taken in a single stage with the ritual circumcision. The graft intake was favourable and provided a good functional repair with satisfactory aesthetic characteristic. Similar cases have not been reported before in the literature or at least in author’s origin of country.


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Hamzan M İzzuddin, Basiron N. Use of preputial skin as cutaneous graft in post excision of a verrucous hemangioma of the thumb. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2018 May 1 [cited 2024 May 25];2(2):170-3. Available from: