Title

Vitiligo Surgery: Shuffling Melanocytes.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Publication Title

The journal of investigative dermatology. Symposium proceedings / the Society for Investigative Dermatology, Inc. [and] European Society for Dermatological Research

Abstract

Vitiligo is a disorder characterized by the development of depigmented macules and patches secondary to melanocyte destruction. Several treatment options are available, including medical, light-based, and surgical therapies, that are often used in combination to achieve maximal repigmentation. Vitiligo surgery is an effective yet underperformed treatment, mainly because of lack of awareness and availability. The purpose of this article is to review one method of vitiligo surgery, the melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation procedure, and discuss its utility in treating vitiligo.

Medical Subject Headings

Bandages; Cell Separation; Humans; Keratinocytes; Melanocytes; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Postoperative Care; Tissue and Organ Harvesting; Vitiligo

PubMed ID

28941491

Volume

18

Issue

2

First Page

34

Last Page

34

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