“Dog ears”—an inappropriate terminology used to describe wound edges

Abstract

Sir, Dog ear or pig ear is an expression used by surgeons to describe a portion of excess tissue and skin that protrudes at both ends following the closure of unequal margins of the wound under uneven tension. One might get the impression that this term is not only lacking in scientific accuracy but also carries a derogatory implication of resembling a part… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00238-010-0449-x

Topics

Cite this paper

@article{Mashhadi2010DogEI, title={“Dog ears”—an inappropriate terminology used to describe wound edges}, author={Syed Abuzar Mashhadi and Charles Yuen Yung Loh}, journal={European Journal of Plastic Surgery}, year={2010}, volume={33}, pages={381-381} }