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Microskin Grafting for Vitiligo


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About this book


Over the last two decades, various surgical therapies have been used in the treatment of stable refractory vitiligo, none of which are very popular due to their intrinsic drawbacks. The cellular graft technique are costly and required a good laboratory and infrastructure and the ultimate results are no better than tissue grafting technique except that these can cover a wide vitiliginous area. Thus no procedure can claim to be the gold standard and, consequently, there is always a need for the technique that gives best results without complications.

Microskin Grafting For Vitiligo describes the technique of using small skin particles prepared from ultra thin or thin split thickness skin grafts in the effective treatment of vitiligo. The technique benefits from a good expansion ratio, e.g. small donor skin to treat a large vitiliginous area. The book’s emphasis is on illustrating the concepts using numerous images and minimal text and thus enables a highly practical evaluation of the procedure. The book highlights that the technique is simple to learn and execute, cost effective, and can treat large areas in one operative session. Therefore, the book will be of interest to not only postgraduate students but also the clinical dermatologist, general practitioner and surgeon.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Devendra Hospital and Yuva Cosmetic ClinicBareillyIndia

About the authors

Dr Gupta has been practicing, Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgery since 1984. He is invited for his lectures on plastic surgery and regional anesthesia all over Northern India and has teaching programmes for Plastic Surgeons (Hypospadias, Pinna re-construction, Burn contractures, Rhinoplasty), Occuloplastic Surgeons (Eye tumours and Ptosis, Lid re-construction), Gynecologists (Reconstructive vaginal surgery and Cosmetics Gynecological surgery), Anesthesiologists (Techniques in Regional Anesthesia) and Dermatologists (Dermato Surgical Techniques, IPL & Laser Procedures).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Microskin Grafting for Vitiligo
  • Authors Devendra K. Gupta
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84882-604-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6879-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-605-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 135
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
    Plastic Surgery
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