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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 224-226

Railroading technique of dermal grafting for linear atrophic scarring


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Sarvajnamurthy A Sacchidanand
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.150781

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Dermal grafting is a valuable technique in the field of dermatosurgery for the treatment of atrophic scars where the source of filler material is the patient's own dermis. However, it is underused for the reasons being difficulties in placing the graft in the tunnel, keratin cysts and complications due to biofilms. Railroading technique used in urology for rupture urethra has been described for dermal grafts to overcome the technical difficulties of graft placement.


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