Microscopic split-skin grafts: a new technique for 30-fold expansion.
Blair SD., Nanchahal J., Backhouse CM., Harper R., McCollum CN.
Split skin was diced into 200 microns squares for use as a graft for large granulating wounds in pigs. "Diced" skin expanded 26-fold to give healing rates virtually identical with those obtainable with meshed split skin, despite a ten-fold difference in the area of donor skin used. The technique has been successfully applied in five patients with venous ulcers and seems to be a simple alternative to tissue culture for grafting extensive wounds.