Skin Cancer

Woman Saves Twin Sister with Donated Skin: Plastic Surgery Hot Topics with Rod J. Rohrich, MD [Video]

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” discusses the story of a woman with a rare skin cancer who received a DIEP flap transplanted from her twin sister. This wound up being one of the few vascularized composite allotransplantations between identical twins, and the only reported successful VCA for a recurrent cancer diagnosis.Read the November 2021 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, “Successful Double DIEP Syngeneic Transplantation across Monozygotic Twins for Total Back Reconstruction” by Selber, Kameni, Torres, Mericli, Chu, Schaverien, Largo, Butler, and Gaber. Find it on it: consumer information on plastic surgery, and to find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area visit