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Sunday, November 17, 2013

forehead burns, face burns in children, role of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in burn care

Deep face burns are one of the most difficult burns to treat surgically because the surgeon has now to look at the aesthetic and cosmetic results that he is likely to end up with. This unfortunate child shown above was involved in a house fire where he could not be rescued in time. The parents had left him unattended while sleeping when the house caught fire. By the time the child was rescued he had suffered 70 percent burns- most of them deep and needing skin grafting. The forehead area which had deep burns were skin grafted with a sheet graft. The grafting was done keeping in mind the aesthetic units of the face using a single large sheet graft of skin. This case demonstrates the advantage of using the principles of plastic and cosmetic surgery in burn patients.


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