split-thickness skin graft

split-·thick·ness skin graft

a graft that does not include the full thickness of the dermis, that is, only the epidermis and part of the dermis, or the mucosa and submucosa.

split-thickness skin graft

a tissue transplant involving the epidermis and a part of the dermis. This type of graft is the most commonly used method of covering open burn wounds. Also called split-skin graft.
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The defect was reconstructed with a split-thickness skin graft.
Excisional biopsy demonstrated a 7-mm invasive melanoma, and a split-thickness skin graft was used to repair the defect.
The 19-year-old patient with congenital absence of the uterus and vagina refused the split-thickness skin graft typically used for treating the condition and instead underwent the Apligraf procedure.
The combined use of calcium sodium alginate and a bio-occlusive membrane dressing in the management of split-thickness skin graft donor sites eliminated the pain and the problem of seroma formation and leakage seen routinely with the use of a bio-occlusive dressing alone (13).
2] 35 Dressing change 43 Debridement, dressing change, shoulder contracture release 82 Excision of scar tissue and contracture release in elbow and shoulder; split-thickness skin graft
The next rung on the ladder is the split-thickness skin graft, which is used to successfully close many extremity wounds.
Dr Edward said: "At the moment, if the dermis is damaged, surgeons need to take a split-thickness skin graft from another part of the body to replace it, but in time, this new product could remove the need for that completely.
Split-thickness skin graft urethroplasty and tunica vaginalis flaps for failed hypospadias repairs.
He takes a skin graft from the buttocks or lateral thigh, somewhat thicker than a split-thickness skin graft, but not as thick as a full-thickness graft.
Often a split-thickness skin graft must be used because of the poor recipient bed.
The large surgical defect of the donor site required a split-thickness skin graft.
A medium-sized split-thickness skin graft (16/1,000 inch thick) was applied to the TPF and secured to the edges of the ear skin (figure 1, B).