Pigment International

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--8

Follicular cell suspension: A new surgical modality for the treatment of vitiligo


Gitesh U Sawatkar, Keshavamurthy Vinay, Sunil Dogra 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunil Dogra
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

Follicular cell suspension is a recently described technique of cellular suspension for treatment of stable vitiligo. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that hair-follicle melanocytes from the outer root sheath are utilized as a source of melanocytes unlike traditional methods, which use epidermal melanocytes. Few distinctive properties of these hair-follicle melanocytes make them an attractive source of donor cells over epidermal melanocytes. In this article, we briefly discuss the theoretical basis, procedure and advantages of this novel technique.


How to cite this article:
Sawatkar GU, Vinay K, Dogra S. Follicular cell suspension: A new surgical modality for the treatment of vitiligo.Pigment Int 2015;2:4-8


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Sawatkar GU, Vinay K, Dogra S. Follicular cell suspension: A new surgical modality for the treatment of vitiligo. Pigment Int [serial online] 2015 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];2:4-8
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