Question about closed vs. open surgery

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jeremyp969

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I see a lot of posts about closed vs. open surgery and am wondering if I had a combination of the two. I had it done on Dec 29th, and what the surgeon did was make two incisions, one was to remove the sinuses that went from my skin to the cyst and the other was to clean out the cyst and remove it. The one for removing the sinuses he stitched up and I'm getting the stitches removed Friday. The other one he left wide open and I have to unpack the gauze, clean it and repack it 2-3 times a day.

He said the reason for leaving it open is so that the other incision has much less stress on it and can heal correctly and to make sure it heals from the inside out.

Now my question is, did I have the open incision surgery or a combination of the two?
 
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