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Ollier-Thiersch graft

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A split-thickness skin graft that is quite thin. In 1872 Ollier devised a method of skin grafting which was later modified by Thiersch, and is now commonly known as the Thiersch graft. The term Ollier-Thiersch graft is still sometimes used, however.


  • L. X. E. L. Ollier:
    Greffes cutanées ou autoplastiques.
    Bulletin de l’Académie de médecine, Paris, 1872, 2 sér., 1: 243-250.

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