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October 1989

Secondary Intention Healing: The Primary Approach for Management of Selected Wounds

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. Dr Diwan is now with The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(10):1248-1249. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860340102027

• Secondary intention healing is an ancient and well-established method of wound management. Since the advent of various reconstructive techniques, it is often forgotten as a valuable alternative to immediate surgical reconstruction of wounds. In certain situations the cosmetic and functional results of secondary intention healing are equal to the results of more complex reconstructive surgery. We describe a case in which remarkable results were obtained from spontaneous healing of a facial wound.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115:1248-1249)

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