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Motamedolshariati M, Rezaei E, Shakeri M, Beiraghi-Toosi A. Does Orientation of Full-Thickness Groin Grafts Affect Hyperpigmentation in Burn Contracture and Syndactyly Hands?. WJPS. 2014; 3 (1) :35-38
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Surgical Oncology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
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BACKGROUND Some grafts harvested from the groin area do not become hyperpigmented and in an individual with multiple pieces of grafts, the hyperpigmentation of the pieces may vary. This study evaluates the orientation of the inset of groin grafts according to their donor sites (superior-inferior) and its role in graft hyperpigmentation. METHODS Patients with hand burn contracture or syndactyly who required at least 2 pieces of grafts were enrolled. In each patient, one piece of the graft was inset in the same direction of the orientation of the donor site and the other in the opposite direction. Six months after the operation, the pigmentation was scored by a subjective scaling from 1 to 5. RESULTS Thirty-four fingers of 15 patients were included. The mean grade of pigmentation in grafts inset in the direction of the donor site was 3.00±1.118 and in those inset in the opposite direction was 2.88±1.409. This was not statistically significant. CONCLUSION Our findings revealed that although the grafts inset in the opposite direction of the donor site, they were less pigmented. So orientation of full thickness groin grafts did not affect hyperpigmentation of the grafts in burn contracture and syndactyly hands.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/11/18 | Accepted: 2013/11/18 | Published: 2013/11/18

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