Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:513–514 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-0980-2 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Burak Kaya & Servet Elçin Işılgan & Cem Çerkez & Sinan Ulusoy & Savaş Serel Received: 15 May 2014 /Accepted: 12 June 2014 /Published online: 4 July 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, irrigation with alcohol instead of normal saline could only be Iatrogenic burns are rare, but its significant complications can clarified by staff incompetence and lapse of communication. contribute to morbidity. We present here a case of flame burn in a breast surgery caused by diathermy usage following irrigation of the surgical site with alcohol erroneously. A 67-year-old female patient who consulted to the general surgery department with a constant pain on the left breast was scheduled for excisional biopsy under general anesthesia. Following the excision of the lump, irrigation took place. The staff brought alcohol instead of saline by mistake. The drapes and the left beast were on fire as hemostasis was done by electrocautery. Fortunately, the fire was put out quickly. However, the left breast mound had 2nd to 3rd degree burn injury (Fig. 1). The patient was referred to our clinic, and split thickness skin grafting was performed right after the debride-
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 1, 2014
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