Research Article| Volume 40, ISSUE 4, P420-422, July 1987

Configurational changes within the dermis of meshed split skin grafts: a histological study

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      By placing a series of vertical cuts through the skin graft, the meshing process increases the area of exposed dermis. This extra dermis contains the cut ends of vessels derived from the subpapillary plexus. Histological examination has shown that each of the skin bridges within the mesh changes shape so that these vessels come to open on to the undersurface of the graft, where they are advantageously placed to participate in revascularisation of the graft.


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