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Dr. Lindsey
08-24-2011, 06:49 AM
This 17 year old boy is about 9 years out from radiation treatments to cure cancer in the jaw joint. His entire right parietal scalp is without hair and this causes him a lot of distress. Readers may recall that I posted a similar case that we did last year with a one year update this past May with excellent results, also in a young man. And readers may know that my daughter has brain cancer, so I am only too familiar with what these kids have had to endure.
This family came to see me and we discussed a strip procedure and our first case will place hair more toward the middle, hoping that gravity will allow hair growth to come down and camouflage lower down hair loss. I personally believe that it will take a second case, just like the other young man we did, to get good coverage.
I was very frank with the patient and his parents that I have only done one of these cases….but that I am highly motivated to help them, given my personal situation with my daughter. Our medical student is writing this case up for presentation and publication, and he’s been unable to find much in the medical literature so we are all in somewhat uncharted territory. Given the radiation, I am not sure it’s going to work….but I’m certainly hopeful. His recipient area felt like normal scalp, it appeared to have good vascularity and he did great cleaning.
He’ll be back in a few weeks for a scar check and then it’s just wait and watch…the hardest part for both him and me.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

Dr. Lindsey
11-28-2011, 08:07 AM
Here are the pictures that his mom sent on Thanksgiving weekend, 3months, 1 week.

I hope to see him in the office next spring at the 6 or 7 month mark.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

Follicle Death Row
11-30-2011, 02:22 PM
I'm very sorry to hear about your daughter Dr. Lindsey. I wish you guys the very best. As for this young man I think this is going to work well. I've seen a nice video of hair restoration in a female patient who lost significant hair from radiotherapy so there's every hope this will turn out great.


The doctor is Dr. Jose Lorenzo btw. I wasn't aware of his work but it's an interesting video to see what's possible.

Dr. Lindsey
12-13-2011, 08:32 AM
Good posting FDR. I have a med student writing these 2 cases up that I've done. Not much in the medical literature on hair after radiation therapy.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA