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Dog ear: an overview of causes and treatment.

By M. Jaibaji, J. D. Morton and A. R. Green


Dog ear is a term used to describe a characteristic puckering of the skin that can occur after surgical wound closure. Every surgeon practising cutaneous surgery should be conversant with dog ears as they are a common and generally preventable problem. They are significant as they may mar an otherwise excellent aesthetic outcome and may, on occasions, require revisional surgery

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Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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