Hair follicle cultivation: A new method to quantitatively test different surgical procedures

E. Raposio, F. Norat, A. Orefice, C. Capello, V. Ottaviano, M. Faggioni, N. Vercellino, P. L. Santi

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Abstract

When performing hair transplantation procedures, it is of the foremost importance to try to obtain the maximum survival rate possible of transplanted micrografts. The aim of our studies were: to evaluate the effects of preserving micrografts, for five hours, in an enriched storage medium in order to enhance the survival rate of hair micrografts; to test the benefits provided by cold-storing hair grafts; to quantify the survival and growth rates of "plucked" human hair follicles; to compare the growth rates of follicular units, conventional, and skeletonized micrografts maintained in culture for 10 days. According to our data, the described method is, in our opinion, an useful adjunct in order to quantitatively evaluate the effects of various procedures in the field of hair transplantation surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages159-160
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780375572, 9780780375574
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventIEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: Jun 6 2002Jun 9 2002

Other

OtherIEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002
CountryItaly
CityGenoa
Period6/6/026/9/02

Keywords

  • Micrograft
  • Survival rate
  • Transplantation surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology

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    Raposio, E., Norat, F., Orefice, A., Capello, C., Ottaviano, V., Faggioni, M., Vercellino, N., & Santi, P. L. (2002). Hair follicle cultivation: A new method to quantitatively test different surgical procedures. In Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002 (pp. 159-160). [1175054] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCTE.2002.1175054