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Stab Wound Closure

PREPROCEDURE DIAGNOSIS: Stab wound, left posterolateral chest.

POST PROCEDURE DIAGNOSIS: Stab wound, left posterolateral chest.

PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Closure of stab wound.

ANESTHESIA: 1% lidocaine with epinephrine by local infiltration.

NARRATIVE: The wound was irrigated copiously with 500 mL of irrigation and closed in 1 layer with staples after locally anesthetizing with 1% lidocaine with epinephrine. The patient tolerated the procedure well without apparent complications.

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