The purse-string suture in facial reconstruction.
Mohs surgical defects in 26 patients were reconstructed utilizing a purse-string suture and a full-thickness graft. The placement of the purse-string suture decreased the surface area of the wound an average of 53%. A full-thickness graft was then placed in the remaining defect. This technique enabled us to repair large wounds of the facial region with a relatively small full-thickness graft. There were no complications in our series. The resultant areas were cosmetically acceptable and resistant to trauma.
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Brady, J. G., Grande, D. J., & Katz, A. E. (1992). The purse-string suture in facial reconstruction. The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology, 18(9), 812–816. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.1992.tb03039.x
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine