punch grafts

punch grafts

harvesting technique in which small full-thickness grafts are removed with a circular punch for transplantation. Most commonly used to obtain scalp grafts for hair transplantation or to harvest nonhairbearing skin to fill small defects (for example, acne scars).

punch grafts

(pŭnch grafs)
Small, full-thickness grafts of the scalp, removed with a circular punch and transplanted to a bald area to grow hair.
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The superficial punch grafts were, obtained with the help of disposable punches (3 mm or 4 mm) and collected in solution containing, 0.
Vitiligo can be treated with a number of surgical interventions as punch graft, thin Thiersch's graft, melanocytes transplantation, tattooing and epidermal grafting.
Kirsner, and their colleagues treated a large, chronic venous leg ulcer, almost 60 [cm.sup.2], with punch grafts from a variety of donor sites.
Composite grafts for eyebrow reconstruction have been reported as strip grafts [9,10], punch grafts [10,11], and hair micrografts from the scalp or the nuchal area [12,13].
Available procedures include autologous suction blister grafts, autologous melanocyte transplants, autologous punch grafts, sheet grafts, and co-cultures of melanocytes and keratinocytes.
Imran mazid et al, (11) observed repigmentation is greater in patients treated with photo chemotherapy plus ultra thin epidermal skin graft versus punch grafts alone.