Excision of Benign Soft Tissue Lesions

  • Anthony J. MunacoEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical procedure for excision of benign soft tissue lesions as performed by the open approach. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: complete clinical excision of lesion.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Excision benign soft tissue lesions Excision soft tissue mass Lipoma Sebaceous cyst 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois, University of Illinois College of Medicine at PeoriaDepartment of Pediatric SurgeryPeoriaUSA

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