New technique for releasing tension to prevent widening of an abdominal scar

Kazuo Kishi, Nobuaki Imanishi, Naoshi Kobayashi, Hideo Nakajima, Tatsuo Nakajima

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We developed an easy way to release tension from an abdominal cutaneous suture by plicating the anterior rectus sheath for several centimetres. We used this in two patients and the scars were satisfactory. Plication of the fascia is an easy and effective way of releasing the tension of a cutaneous sutured line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1



  • Plication
  • Rectus
  • Release
  • Tension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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