- The healing of a wound in which the edges do not meet, and new epithelium must form across granulation tissue: healing by second intentionMore example sentences
- Repair options range from healing by second intention to grafting larger areas with skin grafts or flaps.
- Postoperative care is determined by whether the incision is closed primarily, left open to be closed later, or left open to heal by second intention.
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