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New technique for releasing tension to prevent widening of an abdominal scar.

Authors
  • Kishi, Kazuo
  • Imanishi, Nobuaki
  • Kobayashi, Naoshi
  • Nakajima, Hideo
  • Nakajima, Tatsuo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2012
Volume
46
Issue
5
Pages
364–366
Identifiers
PMID: 22747361
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We developed an easy way to release tension from an abdominal cutaneous suture by plicating the anterior rectus sheath for several centimetres. We used this in two patients and the scars were satisfactory. Plication of the fascia is an easy and effective way of releasing the tension of a cutaneous sutured line.

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