Surgical corner:a poliglecaprone 25-only approach to wound closure:cosmetic and financial advantages

Lewin, J.M.; Ostad, A.; Brauer, J.A.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Jdd 12(3): 341-342

2013


ISSN/ISBN: 1545-9616
PMID: 23545919
Document Number: 15107
The primary concerns when performing surgical excisions include adequate control of surgical margins and cosmetic outcome. The ideal repair combines perfect wound approximation, tensile strength, and minimal scarring. Various techniques and suture materials are utilized by dermatologic surgeons to achieve this goal. We describe a Monocryl-only bilayered repair, which can lead to excellent cosmetic results and may reduce the burden of return visits for patients. In this paper, we describe the technique used to place deep Monocryl sutures, as well as a running subcuticular suture, and illustrate this technique with photographs.

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Surgical corner:a poliglecaprone 25-only approach to wound closure:cosmetic and financial advantages