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Clin Plast Surg. 2007 Oct;34(4):749-64.

Diagnosis and treatment of uncommon wounds.

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  • 1Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, VCU Medical Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 1200 East Broad Street, Box 980154, Richmond, VA 23298, USA.


Uncommon wounds present unique challenges to plastic surgeons and other wound care providers in regard to their presentation, recognition, and ultimate treatment. This article presents an overview of diagnosis and actual case treatment of unusual wounds, a review of the literature, and case studies of interest. A systematic approach to diagnosis; careful review of history; and full understanding of topical, systemic, and surgical therapies is paramount to proper treatment recommendations, appropriate patient management, and successful wound-healing outcomes. The ability to identify and treat wounds caused by an unusual etiology or presentation is an important skill.

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