TITLE

Langer's lines

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1201
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Langer's lines" is presented. Langer's lines refers to the structural orientation of the fibrous tissue of the skin. They form the natural cleavage lines that are present in all body areas but are visible only in certain sites such as the creases of the palm. Incisions made parallel to these lines make a much smaller scar upon healing than those made at right angles to the lines.
ACCESSION #
21233725

 

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