elliptical excision

elliptical excision

surgical undermining of the edges of a wound that is too wide to be sutured. Frees up the edges so that they can be approximated.
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For an elliptical excision, ideally, both poles of the ellipse would be suture-tagged, and at least one tag is essential, he said.
Accuracy of serial transverse cross-sections in detecting residual basal cell carcinoma at the surgical margins of an elliptical excision specimen.
However, traditional elliptical excision is the appropriate technique for treatment of large cysts greater than 2 cm in diameter.
3) The various surgical techniques that can be employed in removal of melanocytic nevi are shave excision, round/punch excision, elliptical excision.
Surgery was performed with elliptical excision under local anesthesia.
For scars greater than 3 mm, or scars with cutaneous bridges or persistent cysts and tunnels, he recommended elliptical excision.
The cosmetic result in patient 2, who underwent the elliptical excision, was more pleasing, as no webs or tethering formed.
Labial reduction is easily achieved by wide elliptical excision with single suture line.
Punch biopsy excision appears to be superior to traditional wide elliptical excision for the treatment of sebaceous cysts when intervention is necessary (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on 1 small randomized study).
the scalp or mucosa), the clinician can perform a shave biopsy, punch biopsy, or an elliptical excision to successfully remove them.
A standard elliptical excision biopsy with primary closure done under local anesthesia, preferably with magnification for good skin closure and minimal scarring, should be doable by any family physician in the office.