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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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Lip vitiligo
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Mentions: Post-surgically the patients are exposed to PUVA[1617]/PUVASOL (Psoralen plus UVA from Sunlight)[4243] or NB- UVB[21] or even kept as such in some studies.[43] The patients are followed up fortnightly for the initial two months and then monthly, until complete repigmentation is achieved [Figures 4–12].


Evolution and evaluation of autologous mini punch grafting in vitiligo.

Lahiri K - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

Lip vitiligo
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Figure 0004: Lip vitiligo
Mentions: Post-surgically the patients are exposed to PUVA[1617]/PUVASOL (Psoralen plus UVA from Sunlight)[4243] or NB- UVB[21] or even kept as such in some studies.[43] The patients are followed up fortnightly for the initial two months and then monthly, until complete repigmentation is achieved [Figures 4–12].

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