Side-to-Side Closure

Mohamed L. Elsaie, Keyvan Nouri, Sonal Choudhary

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter addresses the proper setting to use primary side-to-side closure, and the benefits of using this approach. Also contraindications to this technique will be discussed. Preoperative considerations, including anesthesia, closure techniques, and postoperative care instructions, will all be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012


  • Dog ears
  • Primary closure
  • Primary side-to-side closure
  • Side-to-side closure
  • Stitches
  • Sutures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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