A novel treatment of denuded areas in newborns: A report of 2 successful cases

Jennifer Gaona, Felipe Milanés, Teresa Vergara, Laura Lara, Andres Duran, Adriana Robayo

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Covering denuded areas in the extremes of life is challenging for the plastic surgeon. In newborns, this becomes a greater challenge because of the immaturity of all of their systems, making any injury a potential risk for death. We present in this case report a successful treatment of 2 cases covered with cultured autologous keratinocytes. In this procedure, a small skin biopsy is taken from the retroauricular area and the keratinocytes are cultured. After 5 days, a membrane with the cells cultured is applied covering the denuded area. We find the autologous keratinocyte method a suitable option for the treatment of denuded areas in newborns, without causing any additional morbidity and in a very short period of time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere523
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 23 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery

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