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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-87

Role of recipient-site preparation techniques and post-operative wound dressing in the surgical management of vitiligo

1 University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
2 Department of Dermatology, Multicultural Dermatology Center, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: Dr. Al-Hadidi, Dr. Griffith and Dr. Aljamal has no conflicts of interest to disclose. Dr. Hamzavi is an investigator for Clinuvel, Estee Lauder, and Ferndale Laboratories. He receives grant money from these investigations and has no additional conflicts of interest to disclose.

DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.158439

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Vitiligo is an acquired skin disorder characterized by the destruction of melanocytes resulting in achromic macules and patches involving the affected skin. Multiple methods of treatments have emerged to manage vitiligo, including medical and surgical techniques. Among the surgical techniques described in the management of vitiligo are minipunch grafting, split-thickness skin grafting, hair follicle transplantation, suction blister grafting, and cultured and non-cultured autologous melanocyte transplantation. However, prior to grafting optimal recipient-site preparation is needed for graft survival and successful repigmentation outcomes. Similarly, post-operative care of the recipient site is vital to yielding a viable graft irrespective of the transplantation technique employed. This article reviews the multiple methods employed to prepare the recipient site in vitiligo surgeries and the post-surgical conditions which optimize graft viability. A pubmed search was conducted utilizing the key words listed below.

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