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a suture placed through the subcuticular fascia; used for exact skin approximation.
Hal·sted su·ture(hawl'sted sū'chŭr)
A suture placed through the subcuticular fascia; used for exact skin approximation.
An interrupted suture for intestinal or cutaneous wounds.
See also: Halsted, William Stewart
Halsted,William Stewart, U.S. surgeon, 1852-1922.
Halsted curved mosquito forceps
Halsted law - transplanted tissue will grow only if there is a lack of that tissue in the host.
Halsted mattress sutures
Halsted operation - excision of the breast as well as the pectoral muscles, lymphatic-bearing tissue in the axilla, and various other tissues. Synonym(s): radical mastectomy
Halsted suture - a suture used for exact skin approximation.