Vitiligo Surgery: Shuffling Melanocytes.
Nahhas A, Mohammad T, Hamzavi I. Vitiligo Surgery: Shuffling Melanocytes.. The journal of investigative dermatology. Symposium proceedings / the Society for Investigative Dermatology, Inc. [and] European Society for Dermatological Research 2017; 18(2):34-34.
The journal of investigative dermatology. Symposium proceedings / the Society for Investigative Dermatology, Inc. [and] European Society for Dermatological Research
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