This report describes the clinical results obtained from a multicentre experience of the use of autologous and allogenic cultured human epidermal cells in the treatment of partial and full skin thickness burns. A laboratory has been organized to supply cultured epithelium to Burns Units in different cities. From May 1986 to December 1988, 58 patients with an age range of 1 to 59 years, and with burns covering between 7 and 95 per cent of the body surface area, have been treated. Graftable cultured epithelium can be frozen and remain viable if stored in a skin bank. Such grafts were used successfully to treat patients with partial and full skin thickness wounds.
A multicenter experience in the treatment of burns with autologous and allogeneic cultured epithelium fresh or preserved in a frozen state / DE LUCA, Michele; Albanese, E.; Bondanza, E.; Megna, M.; Ugozzoli, L.; Molina, F.; Cancedda, R.; Santi, P. L.; Bormioli, M.; Stella, M.; Magliacani, G.. - In: BURNS. - ISSN 0305-4179. - STAMPA. - 15:(1989), pp. 303-309.