A novel one-stage reconstructive technique using an interdigital reverse flap was used in five-year-old Siberian Husky after resection of a mast cell tumour involving the medial aspect of the II right metacarpal bone and the proximal II phalanx. En bloc excision of the digital mass, including second digit and metacarpal bone, was performed. The result skin defect was too wide to be managed with reconstructive techniques, such as skin relaxing and stretching techniques, and rotating and advancement flaps and was reconstructed with a skin flap harvested from the interdigital skin of the amputated digit. This new technique represents a one-stage surgical option for reconstruction of skin deficits of the medial and lateral aspects of the metacarpal and metatarsal region in dogs. To author’s knowledge, this technique has never been reported.
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