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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

Hemostatic circumferential suture technique for excision of scalp tumors

Department of Surgery, Abuth, Zaria, Nigeria

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Ahmad Mai
Department of Surgery, Abuth, Zaria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.101278

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Background: Many surgical approaches have been devised for a complete scalp tumor excision. The chief aim of all techniques is complete clearance with minimal blood loss. In third world countries where resource is low, scalp tumor excision procedure has been challenging because of inadequate facilities to have a good control of bleeding during excision. Case Report: The authors described a technique of a scalp tumor excision that guarantees complete excision with minimal blood loss. This approach is specifically suitable for a low-resource setting. It is simple, inexpensive, and easy to learn. Conclusion: Hemostatic circumferential suture technique for excision of scalp tumors is described. It is suitable for third world nations with low resource. The technique is simple and very effective with minimal blood loss.

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