Published in Cancer Weekly, September 23rd, 2003
"Removal of skin cancers in the head and neck region usually results in a circular or oval defect, which must be reconstructed immediately using one of several techniques," scientists in England report.
"Larger defects can present a difficult aesthetic problem. The purse-string suture is particularly suited to such large defects where the skin is lax. We report 51 cases where this technique was used in the head and neck region," wrote K.K. Patel and colleagues, York District General Hospital, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery.
"All defects were...
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