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Causes of scar formation following incision and drainage of an abscess have been discussed and a new modified surgical technique which has been illustrated by diagrams and documented by clinical case reports has been recommended. It is suggested that whenever the skin changes are noted at the most dependent part of the abscess, an incision at the center should be avoided (Fig. 2) and drainage should be accomplished by approaching the abscess through the periphery via normal skin (Fig. 5).
Evacuation of the purulent material through the proper surgical approach, with prompt removal of the cause, leads to complete recovery without loss of time and without tissue deformity at the site of incision (Fig. 10).
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