Correlation of chimerism with graft size and revascularization in vascularized and nonvascularized skin allografts.

@article{Nasir2009CorrelationOC,
  title={Correlation of chimerism with graft size and revascularization in vascularized and nonvascularized skin allografts.},
  author={Serdar Nasir and Mehmet K Bozkurt and Lukasz Krokowicz and Aleksandra Klimczak and Maria Siemionow},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={430-8}
}
The high antigenicity of skin components of composite tissue allografts is the most challenging factor in achieving long-term viability after composite tissue allografts transplantation. The vascularization pattern of vascularized skin allografts (VSA) and nonvascularized skin allografts (NVSA) differs significantly and these differences may alter host immune responses. We hypothesized that vascularized grafts contribute to better engraftment and long-term survival. We have tested our… CONTINUE READING