Achromic lesions are numerous and their significance is especially great in areas of the world with large numbers of dark-skinned individuals. Therapy has been difficult and discouraging. In a new surgical technique, isolated epidermis obtained by suction at 200 mm Hg is successfully used as a pigment-bearing graft to cover either achromic defects or granulating areas resulting from skin damage of diverse etiology. The procedure was useful in four typical cases.
Falabella R. Epidermal Grafting: An Original Technique and Its Application in Achromic and Granulating Areas. Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(6):592–600. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000240016002
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