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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-105

Body hair transplant: An additional source of donor hair in hair restoration surgery


Dr. A's Clinic, A-9, 1st Floor, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi-110019, India

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Arvind Poswal
Dr. A's Clinic, A-9, 1st Floor, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi-110019
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.33290

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Androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness) is a condition in which there is androgen mediated progressive miniaturization and loss of hair follicles in a genetically susceptible individual. A 47-year-old male patient with advanced degree of hair loss (Norwood 6 category) wanted to go for full hair restoration surgery. Due to the limited availability of donor hair in the scalp, a small session with 700-chest hair was performed. On follow-up at eight months it was observed that chest hair grew and formed a cosmetically acceptable forelock.


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