Title

The cosmetic split-thickness skin graft donor site.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-1999

Abstract

Any split-thickness skin graft donor site is obvious to some degree because of pigment alterations and, at the worst, it can develop hypertrophic scarring. A predictably superior aesthetic result is possible if this site is converted to a full-thickness defect followed by primary closure, because a linear scar is the only residuum. Using a modified tumescent technique, the groin can also be readily used as a split-thickness donor site if a thin graft is preferred; it captures the attributes of an ideal donor site in which pain is diminished, healing rapid, and the scar inconspicuous, just as when it is used as a full-thickness skin graft donor site.

Volume

104

Issue

7

First Page

2286

Last Page

2288

ISSN

0032-1052

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

11149800

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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