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April 1970

Revision of the Posttracheotomy ScarCorrection of the Depressed, Retracted Scar

Author Affiliations

Bronx, NY
From the Plastic Surgery Service, Division of Surgery, Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Keunen is currently at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;91(4):395-397. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.00770040553021

Poulard's method of correction of depressed scars is "resurrected." The modifications presented here extend the usefulness of this procedure to more extensive depressions. While they are applicable to most depressed, retracted, adherent scars anywhere on the body, they are particularly useful in the correction of the disfiguring tracheotomy scar.