Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

CASE REPORTS
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 229--232

Pixel grafting: A novel skin graft expansion technique


Vinayak Chavan, Ravi Chittoria, Subbarayan Elankumar, Konda Sireesha Reddy, Abhinav Aggarwal, Saurabh Gupta, Chira Likhitha Reddy, Padma Lakshmi Bharathi Mohan 
 Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Chittoria
Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry.
India

Skin grafting is the transplantation of skin, a routinely performed procedure to cover the loss of skin. Skin is the largest organ of the body, which falls short of availability in extensive injuries, especially burns. In such a situation, pixel grafting, a novel expansion technique helps to cover a large area with less skin harvest. The objective of the study was to test fast, minimally invasive, easy to use minced split-thickness skin graft to cover large wounds and to reflect on the advantages of pixel graft. It is a pilot study of patients admitted with severe burns. We conclude that with this technique of pixel or minced grafting, large areas can be grafted with minimal donor-site requirement, and the techniques of preparation provide adequate size graft for pixel grafting.


How to cite this article:
Chavan V, Chittoria R, Elankumar S, Reddy KS, Aggarwal A, Gupta S, Reddy CL, Mohan PL. Pixel grafting: A novel skin graft expansion technique.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2021;14:229-232


How to cite this URL:
Chavan V, Chittoria R, Elankumar S, Reddy KS, Aggarwal A, Gupta S, Reddy CL, Mohan PL. Pixel grafting: A novel skin graft expansion technique. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 29 ];14:229-232
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