A 28-year-old male asked:
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will surgery to remove a large wart at the top of my hand (just below the knuckle) cause permanent scaring?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes, but it depends: Any surgical procedure in which skin in incised will leave a scar. However, if it is done skillfully the scar may be imperceptible. As I mentioned earlier, unless it is of cosmetic concern, you may wish to leave it alone as most warts heal by themselves.
Answered on Sep 30, 2014
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: All surgery causes scars. How well they heal varies.
Answered on Sep 30, 2014
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