Stealth Surgery: Subcutaneous Endoscopic Excision Of Benign
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Swellings of the head, neck and trunk are almost benign in nature. The most common benign swellings that we come across are lipomas, osteomas, pilomatrixomas and dermoid cysts. Most of these lesions are in the subcutaneous plane. Common method of treating these swellings is to make incisions over the lesion and excise in toto, resulting in scar. Although, in most cases, incisions are placed in skin creases to prevent bad scars. A scar is something that cannot be predicted and the results are not very pleasing to the patient and the family. Many surgical specialities used subcutaneous endoscopic techniques, placing incisions over hidden areas with a goal of scarless surgery. This technique is commonly referred to as Stealth surgery, which derives its name from the word “stealth”, meaning hidden. Stealth surgery entails performing laparoscopic subcutaneous excision of these benign swellings by replacing larger incisions to smaller incisions and placing them in small inconspicuous areas.......

http://www.journalofmas.com/article.asp?issn=0972-9941;year=2017;volume=13;issue=2;spage=109;epage=112;aulast=Teja
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