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Subject: Why does scar tissue slowly disappear?

Date: Tue May 19 13:34:41 1998
Posted by Ronald Fisch
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: No school entered.
City: St. Louis State/Province: MO
Country: USA
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 895602881.Me

When I was a child, I accumulated a collection of cuts and scrapes,
including a surgical incision.  These all formed scar tissue as they
healed.  Now, 30 to 40 years later, most of the scar tissue has
disappeared.  So I would like to understand why and how scar tissue
disappears, and why it takes so long.  Is the process the same for
internal scars as it is for scars on the skin?

Re: Why does scar tissue slowly disappear?

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