Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2020, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (5): 384-386.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20190091

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Surgical interventions for vitiligo

Wang Wei, Xiao Shichu   

  1. Burn Trauma Center, Changhai Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Naval Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China
  • Received:2018-12-07 Revised:2019-06-25 Online:2020-05-15 Published:2020-04-30
  • Contact: Xiao Shichu

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Vitiligo is a common depigmented disease, and currently there is no specific treatment. In clinical practice, common treatments include topical or oral drugs, phototherapy and surgery. Surgical interventions mainly include tissue and cellular grafting. Tissue grafting techniques include punch/mini grafting, split-thickness skin grafting, epidermal suction blister grafting, and cellular grafting techniques include cultured and non-cultured autologous melanocyte grafting. These surgical treatments are safe and effective for patients with stable, localized vitiligo or those irresponsive to other therapies.

Key words: Vitiligo, Surgical procedures, operative, Tissue transplantation, Cellular transplantation, Transplantation, autologous