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Basic Surgical Technique, Knots and Sutures

Case 1: Marking of Surgical Margin

By Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD, Stig Steinfurth, MD, Christoffer Bing Madsen, med. student, Simon Yde, MD and Nathalie Fryd, med.student

  1. Mark the border of the tumor.
  2. Measure the relevant excision margin and mark the margin.

A surgeons saying is: “Measure twice and cut once”.
Before cutting, make sure that the amount of tissue left has the sufficient elasticity in order to close the wound or have a reconstructive procedure planned.

Video: Marking a surgical margin for tumor excision