Intradermal buried vertical mattress suture as sole skin closure: evaluation of 149 cases.

  title={Intradermal buried vertical mattress suture as sole skin closure: evaluation of 149 cases.},
  author={Ulr{\'i}ch Hohenleutner and Nathan Egner and S{\'i}lv{\'i}a Hohenleutner and M{\'i}chael Landthaler},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  volume={80 5},
Various buried suture techniques have been reported for dermatological surgery, but in most cases, superficial non-absorbable sutures are placed additionally. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the intradermal buried vertical mattress suture can be safely used without additional skin suturing. Following 149 procedures in 126 patients, the colour and dehiscence of the scar and the presence of hypertrophy, granulomas or keloids were analysed. The cosmetic results were excellent to good… 

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