Effective treatment of permanent tattoos with combustible particles due to blast injuries with a V-shaped device.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_8D28B28B67EA
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Effective treatment of permanent tattoos with combustible particles due to blast injuries with a V-shaped device.
Périodique
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Auteur(s)
Kalbermatten D.F., Wettstein R., Haug M., du Croo de Jongh N.T., Pierer G.
ISSN
1748-6815 (Print)
ISSN-L
1748-6815
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2006
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
59
Numéro
4
Pages
398-403
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Permanent tattooing due to blast injuries is a rare condition. Treatment with various different methods often yields unsatisfactory results. An innovative way to remove permanent traumatic tattoos is presented. A normal curettage blade is simply compressed with a pincer in order to create the new device. This V-shaped blade was used for surgical excision of the particles. No suture material or special dressing was used. Four patients with multiple explosive tattoos on the face were treated with the V-shaped knife. Due to the ease and speed of this method up to 300 particles were removed in one session. Histological analysis of the tissue samples showed deep dermal and subcutaneous particle location. At follow-up transient hypopigmentation but only minimal scarring was seen. Patients suffered less from itching, a chief complaint preoperatively, and aesthetic appearance of the facial skin was improved. In conclusion, treatment of traumatic tattoos with the V-shaped knife is effective, results in minimal scaring and restores the natural colour of the skin because the particle is completely removed. It is a promising method for treating multiple deep skin inclusions.
Mots-clé
Adult, Blast Injuries/surgery, Curettage/instrumentation, Dermatologic Surgical Procedures, Equipment Design, Explosions, Facial Injuries/etiology, Facial Injuries/surgery, Female, Foreign Bodies/surgery, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Surgical Instruments, Wounds, Gunshot/surgery
Pubmed
Web of science
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18/02/2008 9:27
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