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BEHAVIOR OF SPLIT-THICKNESS, DERMAL, AND FULL-THICKNESS SKIN GRAFTS IN THORACIC CAVITY: An Experimental Study

BEHAVIOR OF SPLIT-THICKNESS, DERMAL, AND FULL-THICKNESS SKIN GRAFTS IN THORACIC CAVITY: An... Abstract THE USE of autogenous dermal skin grafts in clinical thoracic surgery has been reported by several investigators. In 1949, Gebauer * first recorded the use of dermal grafts for the repair of benign strictures of the trachea and bronchus. Sealy,6 in 1952, wrote of similar experiences with this type of graft in the reconstruction of portions of the trachea. The utilization of a full-thickness skin graft for the repair of a penetrating wound of the trachea was reported in 1953 by Hanner,7 and split-thickness skin grafts to cover thoracic wall defects have been reported by Pickrell and others.8 Experimental data on the growth of skin in the thorax is exceedingly limited. In 1952, Geever9 recorded the repair of diaphragmatic defects in dogs with cutis grafts. Horton and associates10 have investigated the use of skin to repair arterial defects of the thoracic and abdominal arteries in dogs. References 1. References 1 through 5. 2. Gebauer, P. W.: Use of Dermal Grafts for Tuberculous Stenosis of Trachea and Bronchi , Hawaii M. J. 8:413-418, 1949. 3. Gebauer, P. W.: Plastic Reconstruction of Tuberculosis Bronchostenosis with Dermal Grafts , J. Thoracic Surg. 19:604-628, 1950. 4. Gebauer, P. W.: Further Experiences with Dermal Grafts for Healed Tuberculous Stenosis of Bronchi and Trachea , J. Thoracic Surg. 20:628-667, 1950. 5. Gebauer, P. W.: Reconstructive Surgery of Trachea and Bronchi: Late Results with Dermal Grafts , J. Thoracic Surg. 22:568-584, 1951. 6. Gebauer, P. W.: Three-Stage Tracheobronchial Reconstruction for Tuberculous Stenosis , J. A. M. A. 149:538-541, 1952.Crossref 7. Sealy, W. C.; Keeley, R. L.; Collins, J. P., and Stephen, C. R.: Reconstruction of Benign Non-Tuberculous Strictures of Trachea , Ann. Surg. 138:99-103, 1953.Crossref 8. Hanner, J. M., and Cohen, S. H.: Repair by Full Thickness Skin Graft of Penetrating Wounds of Intrathoracic Trachea: Report of a Case , J. Thoracic Surg. 25:380-383, 1953. 9. Pickrell, K. L.; Baker, H. M., and Collins, J. P.: Reconstructive Surgery of Chest Wall , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 84:465-476, 1947. 10. Geever, E. D., and Merendino, K. A.: Repair of Diaphragmatic Defects with Cutis Grafts: Experimental Study , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 95:308-316, 1952. 11. Horton, C. E.; Campbell, F.; Connar, R.; McWhirt, J., and Pickrell, K.: Use of Autogenous Skin Grafts to Repair Arterial Defects: Experimental Study, to be published. 12. Smith, F.: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1950, p. 630. 13. Gillies, H. D., and Kilner, T. P.: Symblepheron: Its Treatment by Thiersch and mucous membrane grafting , Tr. Ophth. Soc. U. Kingdom 49:470, 1929. 14. Owens, N.: Simplified Method for Formation of Artificial Vagina by Split Skin Graft , Surgery 12:139-143, 1942. 15. McIndoe, A. H.: Treatment of Hypospadias , Ann. Surg. 38:176-185, 1937. 16. Draper, J. W.; Stark, R. B., and Lon, M. W.: Replacement of Mucous Membrane of Urinary Bladder with Thick Split Grafts of Skin: Experimental Observations , Plast. & Reconstruct. Surg. 4:252-259, 1952. 17. McCune, W. S., and Bracher, A. M.: Skin Grafted Ileostomies , Mil. Surgeon 105:144-146, 1949. 18. Harris, H. C., and Meadows, F. C.: Skin Transplantation in Mastoid Cavities , Cleveland Clin. Quart. 17:191-193, 1951. 19. Cannady, J. E.: Repair of Incisional Hernias with Skin , Ann. Surg. 115:775-781, 1942. 20. Peer, L. A.: Fate of Buried Skin Grafts in Man , Arch. Surg. 39:131-135, 1939. 21. Horton, C. E.; Georgiade, N.; Campbell, F.; Masters, F., and Pickrell, K.: Behavior of Split Thickness and Dermal Skin Grafts in Peritoneal Cavity: An Experimental Study , Plast. & Reconstruct. Surg. 12:269-278, 1953. 22. Horton, C. E.; Politano, V.; Boyarsky, S.; Maguire, C., and Pickrell, K.: Ureteral Reconstruction with Split Skin Grafts: An Experimental Study, to be published. 23. De Takats, G., and Marshall, M. R.: Surgical Treatment of Arteriosclerotic Aneurysms of Abdominal Aorta , A. M. A. Arch. Surg. 3:307-319, 1952. 24. Lowenberg, E. L.: Aneurysm of Abdominal Aorta , Angiology 1:396-404, 1950. 25. Cooley, D. A., and De Bakey, M. E.: Surgical Considerations of Excisional Therapy for Aortic Aneurysms , Surgery 6:1005-1020, 1953. 26. Wylie, E. J.; Kerr, E., and Davies, O.: Experimental and Clinical Experiences with the Use of Fascia Lata Applied as a Graft About Major Arteries after Thrombo-Endarterectomy and Aneurysmorrhaphy , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 93:257-272, 1951. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives Surgery American Medical Association

BEHAVIOR OF SPLIT-THICKNESS, DERMAL, AND FULL-THICKNESS SKIN GRAFTS IN THORACIC CAVITY: An Experimental Study

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Abstract THE USE of autogenous dermal skin grafts in clinical thoracic surgery has been reported by several investigators. In 1949, Gebauer * first recorded the use of dermal grafts for the repair of benign strictures of the trachea and bronchus. Sealy,6 in 1952, wrote of similar experiences with this type of graft in the reconstruction of portions of the trachea. The utilization of a full-thickness skin graft for the repair of a penetrating wound of the trachea was reported in 1953 by Hanner,7 and split-thickness skin grafts to cover thoracic wall defects have been reported by Pickrell and others.8 Experimental data on the growth of skin in the thorax is exceedingly limited. In 1952, Geever9 recorded the repair of diaphragmatic defects in dogs with cutis grafts. Horton and associates10 have investigated the use of skin to repair arterial defects of the thoracic and abdominal arteries in dogs. References 1. References 1 through 5. 2. Gebauer, P. W.: Use of Dermal Grafts for Tuberculous Stenosis of Trachea and Bronchi , Hawaii M. J. 8:413-418, 1949. 3. Gebauer, P. W.: Plastic Reconstruction of Tuberculosis Bronchostenosis with Dermal Grafts , J. Thoracic Surg. 19:604-628, 1950. 4. Gebauer, P. W.: Further Experiences with Dermal Grafts for Healed Tuberculous Stenosis of Bronchi and Trachea , J. Thoracic Surg. 20:628-667, 1950. 5. Gebauer, P. W.: Reconstructive Surgery of Trachea and Bronchi: Late Results with Dermal Grafts , J. Thoracic Surg. 22:568-584, 1951. 6. Gebauer, P. W.: Three-Stage Tracheobronchial Reconstruction for Tuberculous Stenosis , J. A. M. A. 149:538-541, 1952.Crossref 7. Sealy, W. C.; Keeley, R. L.; Collins, J. P., and Stephen, C. R.: Reconstruction of Benign Non-Tuberculous Strictures of Trachea , Ann. Surg. 138:99-103, 1953.Crossref 8. Hanner, J. M., and Cohen, S. H.: Repair by Full Thickness Skin Graft of Penetrating Wounds of Intrathoracic Trachea: Report of a Case , J. Thoracic Surg. 25:380-383, 1953. 9. Pickrell, K. L.; Baker, H. M., and Collins, J. P.: Reconstructive Surgery of Chest Wall , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 84:465-476, 1947. 10. Geever, E. D., and Merendino, K. A.: Repair of Diaphragmatic Defects with Cutis Grafts: Experimental Study , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 95:308-316, 1952. 11. Horton, C. E.; Campbell, F.; Connar, R.; McWhirt, J., and Pickrell, K.: Use of Autogenous Skin Grafts to Repair Arterial Defects: Experimental Study, to be published. 12. Smith, F.: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1950, p. 630. 13. Gillies, H. D., and Kilner, T. P.: Symblepheron: Its Treatment by Thiersch and mucous membrane grafting , Tr. Ophth. Soc. U. Kingdom 49:470, 1929. 14. Owens, N.: Simplified Method for Formation of Artificial Vagina by Split Skin Graft , Surgery 12:139-143, 1942. 15. McIndoe, A. H.: Treatment of Hypospadias , Ann. Surg. 38:176-185, 1937. 16. Draper, J. W.; Stark, R. B., and Lon, M. W.: Replacement of Mucous Membrane of Urinary Bladder with Thick Split Grafts of Skin: Experimental Observations , Plast. & Reconstruct. Surg. 4:252-259, 1952. 17. McCune, W. S., and Bracher, A. M.: Skin Grafted Ileostomies , Mil. Surgeon 105:144-146, 1949. 18. Harris, H. C., and Meadows, F. C.: Skin Transplantation in Mastoid Cavities , Cleveland Clin. Quart. 17:191-193, 1951. 19. Cannady, J. E.: Repair of Incisional Hernias with Skin , Ann. Surg. 115:775-781, 1942. 20. Peer, L. A.: Fate of Buried Skin Grafts in Man , Arch. Surg. 39:131-135, 1939. 21. Horton, C. E.; Georgiade, N.; Campbell, F.; Masters, F., and Pickrell, K.: Behavior of Split Thickness and Dermal Skin Grafts in Peritoneal Cavity: An Experimental Study , Plast. & Reconstruct. Surg. 12:269-278, 1953. 22. Horton, C. E.; Politano, V.; Boyarsky, S.; Maguire, C., and Pickrell, K.: Ureteral Reconstruction with Split Skin Grafts: An Experimental Study, to be published. 23. De Takats, G., and Marshall, M. R.: Surgical Treatment of Arteriosclerotic Aneurysms of Abdominal Aorta , A. M. A. Arch. Surg. 3:307-319, 1952. 24. Lowenberg, E. L.: Aneurysm of Abdominal Aorta , Angiology 1:396-404, 1950. 25. Cooley, D. A., and De Bakey, M. E.: Surgical Considerations of Excisional Therapy for Aortic Aneurysms , Surgery 6:1005-1020, 1953. 26. Wylie, E. J.; Kerr, E., and Davies, O.: Experimental and Clinical Experiences with the Use of Fascia Lata Applied as a Graft About Major Arteries after Thrombo-Endarterectomy and Aneurysmorrhaphy , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 93:257-272, 1951.

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Published: Feb 1, 1955

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