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Tissue grafts in vitiligo surgery - past, present, and future.

Khunger N, Kathuria SD, Ramesh V - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

Bottom Line: Various grafting methods have been described including tissue grafts and cellular grafts.Stability of the disease is the most important criterion to obtain a successful outcome.The technique and followup management of the tissue grafts has been described in detail in this review.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and STD, V.M. Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India. drniti@rediffmail.com

ABSTRACT
Vitiligo, characterized by depigmented macules is a common disorder with a high psychosocial impact, particularly in darker skins. Surgical methods become important in cases where medical therapy fails to cause repigmentation or in cases of segmental vitiligo where the response to surgery is excellent. The basic principle of surgical treatment is autologous grafting of viable melanocytes from pigmented donor skin to recipient vitiliginous areas. Various grafting methods have been described including tissue grafts and cellular grafts. Stability of the disease is the most important criterion to obtain a successful outcome. Counseling of the patient regarding the outcome is vital before surgery. The technique and followup management of the tissue grafts has been described in detail in this review.

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Results of treatment with STSG after 2 months post-operative
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Figure 0008: Results of treatment with STSG after 2 months post-operative

Mentions: Suction blister grafts for small areas and thin split thickness grafts for larger areas, give a good cosmetic outcome on the lips [Figures 7 and 8].[41]


Tissue grafts in vitiligo surgery - past, present, and future.

Khunger N, Kathuria SD, Ramesh V - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

Results of treatment with STSG after 2 months post-operative
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Figure 0008: Results of treatment with STSG after 2 months post-operative
Mentions: Suction blister grafts for small areas and thin split thickness grafts for larger areas, give a good cosmetic outcome on the lips [Figures 7 and 8].[41]

Bottom Line: Various grafting methods have been described including tissue grafts and cellular grafts.Stability of the disease is the most important criterion to obtain a successful outcome.The technique and followup management of the tissue grafts has been described in detail in this review.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and STD, V.M. Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India. drniti@rediffmail.com

ABSTRACT
Vitiligo, characterized by depigmented macules is a common disorder with a high psychosocial impact, particularly in darker skins. Surgical methods become important in cases where medical therapy fails to cause repigmentation or in cases of segmental vitiligo where the response to surgery is excellent. The basic principle of surgical treatment is autologous grafting of viable melanocytes from pigmented donor skin to recipient vitiliginous areas. Various grafting methods have been described including tissue grafts and cellular grafts. Stability of the disease is the most important criterion to obtain a successful outcome. Counseling of the patient regarding the outcome is vital before surgery. The technique and followup management of the tissue grafts has been described in detail in this review.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus