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1

Where is healing by secondary intention seen?

Excision all wounds with tissue loss/separated edges and in infected wounds.

2

What occurs first in secondary intention?

Open wound is filled by abundant granulation tissue that grows in from wound margins.

3

Describe the clot in secondary intention.

Larger and more necrotic debris than in primary intention, with a more intense inflammatory process.

4

How is the wound closed?

Wound contraction takes place as scab contracts when drying and shrinking and after a week myofibroblasts appear and also contract.

5

What does the final shape of the scar depend on?

Initial shape of the wound.

6

How does the final healed tissue appear?

A substantial scar with a thinner epidermis.