Modified S-plasty: an alternative to the elliptical excision to reduce the length of suture.

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BACKGROUND When the tension obtainable with an elliptical excision of a skin lesion would be excessive, instead of resorting to skin grafts or flaps, it is possible to apply an alternative plastic that reduces the length of the suture by approximately one third and assumes a curved lazy-S profile, also improving aesthetic result. METHODS This is obtained… (More)

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