Medical Dictionary

purse–string suture

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noun \ˈpərs-ˌstriŋ-\

Medical Definition of purse–string suture

  1. :  a surgical suture passed as a running stitch in and out along the edge of a circular wound in such a way that when the ends of the suture are drawn tight the wound is closed like a purse


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