Skin Grafts

Irene J. Vergilis-Kalner, Arash Kimyai-Asadi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A skin graft is a fresh-tissue skin specimen that has been completely separated from its native vascular supply. Whereas split-thickness skin grafts are composed of epidermis and superficial dermis and contain few or no adnexal structures, full-thickness skin grafts are composed of epidermis and the full thickness of the dermis and therefore preserve dermal adnexal structures. This chapter will discuss the surgical design and clinical considerations pertaining to full-thickness and split-thickness skin grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012


  • Full-thickness skin graft
  • Reconstruction
  • Split-thickness skin graft
  • Surgical complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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