Purse-string closure of hemangiomas: early results of a follow-up study.

  title={Purse-string closure of hemangiomas: early results of a follow-up study.},
  author={June K. Wu and Christine Hsu Rohde},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  volume={62 5},
Hemangiomas often leave contour deformities and scarring after involution. Surgical resection leaves permanent scars and may distort adjacent anatomy. Circular excision with purse-string closure results in the smallest possible scar and minimal distortion. Thirty-six patients with varying stages of hemangiomas underwent resection with purse-string closure. The dimensions of each hemangioma were measured at the time of excision. Dimensions of the scar at follow-up office visits were recorded… CONTINUE READING


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