Volume : VIII, Issue : I, January - 2018

Early Release and Split Thickness Skin grafting of Upper Eyelid Burns to prevent Eyelid Ectropion

K. Boopathi, Dr. Sudha

Abstract :

   Upper Eye lid burns are more common among the eye injuries. Adequate acute management of eyelid burns is necessary to prevent ectropion .Ectropion of the upper eyelid is usually associated with constant danger of kerato conjunctivitis, corneal ulceration, scarring or perforation with loss of vision . The present study reviews 20 patients admitted for upper eyelid burns in the Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Govt Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital Chennai between January 2013 November 2014. our study analysis the results of early release of eyelid burns and collagen application on the day admission and Early grafting with SSG.

20 Cases of upper eyelid burns were selected for release and grafting.

17 cases were flame burns, 2 cases were acid burns and one case was scalds injury. Incision and collagen application on the day of admission and early split thickness skin grafting  plays an important role in preventing  the post burn cicatrical ectropion.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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K.Boopathi, Dr. Sudha, Early Release and Split Thickness Skin grafting of Upper Eyelid Burns to prevent Eyelid Ectropion, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-1 | January-2018


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