Scleroderma en coup de sabre is a disfiguring disease for which only limited therapeutic options exist. Three cases of facial linear scleroderma treated with autologous fat transplantation with acceptable results are presented. Autologous fat transplantation was preferred to corrective surgery because of the extent of the lesions and absence of any associated facial distortion. Fat as a filler was chosen to reduce the risk of adverse effects. Adipocytes are suggested to have wider biological effects than other fillers and may offer more durable results. At least two transplantations were needed to evoke a significant effect.
|Status||Udgivet - 1 jan. 2015|