Definition of second intention in English:

second intention

Line breaks: sec¦ond in¦ten|tion

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • The healing of a wound in which the edges do not meet, and new epithelium must form across granulation tissue: healing by second intention
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    • 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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