Accidental inclusions following blast injury in esthetical zones: ablation by a hydrosurgery system.

Abstract

In case of blast injuries, traumatic tattoos can result from accidental inclusions of intradermal pigmented particles. To avoid these tattoos, especially in esthetical areas like the head and neck region and the hands, the primary goal in our treatment is to remove all particles and foreign bodies. Superficial foreign bodies can easily be removed by brushes or dermabrasion. Deeper lesions are a challenge for plastic surgeons, because they are not so easily removed. Ablation by a water jet surgical tool, the Versajet-system (Smith & Nephew Inc, Andover, MA), enables the removal of nearly all particles and foreign bodies, which sustained a blast injury of the face or the hands. Aim of this paper is to describe the method of using this hydrosurgery system in blast injuries in esthetical zones and its advantages by presenting cases of two patients of us.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEplasty
Publication date2012
Pagese33
ISBN (Print)1937-5719 (Electronic)\r1937-5719 (Linking)
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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