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Evolution and evaluation of autologous mini punch grafting in vitiligo.

Lahiri K - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

Bottom Line: Various aspects of this particular procedure have been discussed here.The historical perspective, the instruments, evolution of mini grafting down the ages, and the methodology, advantages, and disadvantages have been discussed.A detailed discussion on the topic along with a review of relevant literature has been provided in this article.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital and Pigmentary Disorder Unit, Rita Skin Foundation, India. dermalahiri@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Vitiligo is a result of disrupted epidermal melanization with an undecided etiology and incompletely understood pathogenesis. Various treatment options have resulted in various degrees of success. Various surgical modalities and transplantation techniques have evolved during the last few decades. Of them, miniature punch grafting (PG) has established its place as the easiest, fastest, and least expensive method. Various aspects of this particular procedure have been discussed here. The historical perspective, the instruments, evolution of mini grafting down the ages, and the methodology, advantages, and disadvantages have been discussed. A detailed discussion on the topic along with a review of relevant literature has been provided in this article.

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Figure 0001: Keye's punch

Mentions: The Keyes punch [Figure 1] has been used in dermatology since then for diagnostic purposes. Its rounded sharp cutting end and thick handle make it very appropriate for small skin biopsies. Because of the thick walls with angled sides above the cutting edge, the tissue leans to be pushed away as the punch is made, causing less dermis to be cut through (in diameter) than the overlying epidermis. This is also a function of the bevel, which is outside the barrel of the Keyes punch.[25]


Evolution and evaluation of autologous mini punch grafting in vitiligo.

Lahiri K - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

Keye's punch
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0001: Keye's punch
Mentions: The Keyes punch [Figure 1] has been used in dermatology since then for diagnostic purposes. Its rounded sharp cutting end and thick handle make it very appropriate for small skin biopsies. Because of the thick walls with angled sides above the cutting edge, the tissue leans to be pushed away as the punch is made, causing less dermis to be cut through (in diameter) than the overlying epidermis. This is also a function of the bevel, which is outside the barrel of the Keyes punch.[25]

Bottom Line: Various aspects of this particular procedure have been discussed here.The historical perspective, the instruments, evolution of mini grafting down the ages, and the methodology, advantages, and disadvantages have been discussed.A detailed discussion on the topic along with a review of relevant literature has been provided in this article.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital and Pigmentary Disorder Unit, Rita Skin Foundation, India. dermalahiri@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Vitiligo is a result of disrupted epidermal melanization with an undecided etiology and incompletely understood pathogenesis. Various treatment options have resulted in various degrees of success. Various surgical modalities and transplantation techniques have evolved during the last few decades. Of them, miniature punch grafting (PG) has established its place as the easiest, fastest, and least expensive method. Various aspects of this particular procedure have been discussed here. The historical perspective, the instruments, evolution of mini grafting down the ages, and the methodology, advantages, and disadvantages have been discussed. A detailed discussion on the topic along with a review of relevant literature has been provided in this article.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus