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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 99-102

Decompression escharotomies of burns in children between the ages 0 and 18 years


1 Department of Pediatric Burns and Reconstructive Surgery, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of PICU, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. K Mathangi Ramakrishnan
Department of Pediatric Burns and Reconstructive Surgery, Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijb.ijb_7_18

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Full thickness burns in children often leads to eschar formation which requires escharotomy. Escarotomies in children pose various challenges depending on the site involved, age of the child, mechanism of injury etc. In this article we discuss a series of children under special circumstances who required escharotomies. We are describing the methodology used and precautions to be taken before and after surgical procedure to improve the outcome in these children.


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