JAMA. 1979 Jan 12;241(2):146-8.
Fiber implantation for pattern baldness.
Hanke CW, Bergfeld WF.
Examination of 20 patients who had fiber implantation for the treatment of pattern baldness showed that nearly all the fibers had fallen out by ten weeks. Complications observed were facial swelling, infection, foreign-body granulomas, scarring, and permanent hair loss. Scanning electron microscopy identified the fibers as modacrylic fibers. The complications, high monetary cost, and ultimate futility of fiber implantation make it an unacceptable procedure.
J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1979 Jul;5(7):536-41.
Planning in hair transplantation.
The size of an area to receive hair transplants can be minimized by designing a conservative hairline and by surgical reduction of the area of alopecia. A pattern of dispersion of grafts for optimal aesthetic effect is presented together will suggestions about frequency of sessions and amount of transplantation done each time. Hair transplanting begun prior to complete alopecia has advantages that are explained.
Head Neck Surg. 1979 Nov-Dec;2(2):154-9. Treatment of radiation-induced alopecia.
Jacobs JB, Monell C.
Radiotherapy is frequently employed in the management of head and neck neoplasia, either as an adjunct to surgery or as the sole treatment modality. Consequently, radiation alopecia--a well-known complication of high-dosage radiotherapy--is seen often. Longer patient survival, especially with earlier discovery of the malignancy and more refined treatment regimens, will provide the surgeon with the opportunity to treat radiation alopecia by means of the punch graft technique of hair transplantation. The technique is substantially similar to that employed in treating male pattern baldness, although the approach to the recipient and donor areas must be modified. A successful case report is documented and a modified approach is highlighted.
Cutis. 1980 May;25(5):491-2.
Dangers of synthetic fiber implantation for male pattern baldness.\
Schwartz RS, Downham TF 2nd.
A case report is presented herein of synthetic fiber implantation for male pattern baldness with secondary foreign body granuloma formation and persistent infection of the scalp.