Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 31:151–152 DOI 10.1007/s00238-008-0228-0 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Pressure sore of the forehead as a complication of middle ear surgery Aylin Bilgin Karabulut & Baris Keklik & Karaca Basaran & Omer Berkoz & Burcu Celet Ozden Received: 3 November 2007 /Accepted: 19 February 2008 /Published online: 9 May 2008 Springer-Verlag 2008 To the Editor: Pressure sores are lesions caused by unrelieved pressure to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas. The formation of a pressure sore is a result of decreased tissue tolerance in the face of applied pressure of a defined duration and intensity . The most frequent sites for pressure ulcers are the occiput, sacrum, ischial tuberosities, trochanters, lateral malleoli, and posterior heels of nonambulatory patients. However, the surgeon must be cognizant that other locations of the body can undergo stress necrosis due to prolonged external pressure. Examples include arms leaning over bed rails, nasal alae due to upward Fig. 1 Pressure sore on the forehead region taping of nasogastric and feeding tubes, malar prominences due to inaccurate positioning during surgery, cervical region secondary to prolonged collar usage, and medial thighs due to Therefore, conservative measures were taken
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 1, 2008
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