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Free laminar thin band graft--a surgical therapeutic variant in the treatment of leg ulcers.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
0148-0812
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
12
Pages
1344–1347
Identifiers
PMID: 3316335
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

For the past 2 years, we have been using a surgical technique for the treatment of leg ulcers caused by chronic venous insufficiency. This consists of a type of graft biologically and technically intermediate between Reverdin and Thiersh's types. We have named it the "free laminar thin band graft." In contrast to the Thiersh graft, this simple surgical technique requires little equipment, and it can be done quickly and easily as an office procedure, with little risk to the patient. In addition, it is a low cost procedure. In our experience with this technique, healing time is shorter and lesions recur later than with the Reverdin graft. The authors describe the surgical method and report a clinical case.

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