View Full Version : Dr. Lindsey McLean Va, update on young man we transplanted after brain cancer

Dr. Lindsey
01-18-2011, 09:24 AM
Many of the regular bloggers will recognize this case. And many of you know that I am very happy to have had the opportunity to help this fellow as my daughter was in a similar predicament.

This boy came in last April with a large area on his left parietal scalp with no hair several years after radiation treatments for brain cancer. We did about 700 grafts via a strip on the right side of his head. He came back in July and was growing some hair! About the middle of August we did a 1500 graft case to address the lower left parietal scalp which we hadn't dealt with in April. So he rolled in over Christmas break from his high school and at 8 and 5 months respectively, he is growing hair! His confidence is up and he's working on his driver's license. He has the same cancer doctor that my daughter has, and I'm especially proud of his results so far. There is one area, outlined in one of the lower pics, that shows no growth in an area about 1/4 by 3/4 inch. I'm not sure if that area just got too much radiation or what the issue is, but overall he is growing better than I'd ever expected. Hopefully he will be even more grown in by summer.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

01-18-2011, 11:44 AM
Amazing stuff Doc - well done!!:D

Dr. Lindsey
05-23-2011, 09:35 AM
We saw this young man over the weekend. He's 13 months out from the smaller first case and 10 months out from the second. He looks great and I am as excited as he and his mom are about the results. They live some distance away, and I probably won't get to see him again, but he's a great guy and I'm happy to have worked with him.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA