Secondary intention healing of large Mohs defects of the forehead and temple

Jeong Eun Kim, Jiehyun Jeon, Sang Wook Son, Hae Jun Song, Il Hwan Kim

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Abstract

Defects resulting from Mohs micrographic surgery may immediately be reconstructed with primary repair, flaps or grafts, or the wound may be allowed to heal by secondary intention. We experienced 3 cases of secondary intention healing using occlusive dressing and purse-string suture, and wounds were healed with excellent cosmetic and functional results. Therefore, we conclude that secondary intention healing of forehead and temple wounds is a safe and effective method of wound management after Mohs micrographic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-466
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume44
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr

Keywords

  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Secondary intention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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