Eur J Plast Surg (2010) 33:315–316 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0506-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Hair growth in a skin graft from a glabrous donor site in a child Olivier A. Branford & Frederik B. Schreuder & Peter J. Mahaffey & Miles G. Dickson Received: 23 February 2010 /Accepted: 15 August 2010 /Published online: 1 September 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 Sir, underwent necrosis and healing by secondary intention The authors report a case where hair growth occurred (Fig. 1). The patient found these areas to be extremely following excision and full-thickness skin grafting of a painful and complained of hypersensitivity. Then, upon congenital hairy naevus in a child, where the skin graft review at 3 months, hair was seen on the graft (Fig. 2), had been obtained from a glabrous area. The authors whereas the naevus hair had been thick and dark, the discuss the possible alternative explanations for this stimulated hair was fine and depigmented. No hair was phenomenon. noted in the donor groin region (Fig. 3). The patient was referred for laser depilation treatment; however, this was unsuccessful due to the lack of hair pigmentation. Despite Case report this, the patient and her family were pleased with the improvement in her
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 1, 2010
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