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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 5:373

First Online: 15 August 2011Received: 21 August 2010Accepted: 15 August 2011DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-5-373

Cite this article as: Liu, H., Wang, K., Wang, Q. et al. J Med Case Reports 2011 5: 373. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-5-373


IntroductionContractures, ectropion and scarring, the most common sequelae of skin grafts after eyelid burn injuries, can result in corneal exposure, corneal ulceration and even blindness. Split-thickness or full-thickness skin grafts are commonly used for the treatment of acute eyelid burns. Plasma exudation and infection are common early complications of eyelid burns, which decrease the success rate of grafts.

Case presentationWe present the cases of eight patients, two Chinese women and six Chinese men. The first Chinese woman was 36 years old, with 70% body surface area second or third degree flame burn injuries involving her eyelids on both sides. The other Chinese woman was 28 years old, with sulfuric acid burns on her face and third degree burn on her eyelids. The six Chinese men were aged 21, 31, 38, 42, 44, and 55 years, respectively. The 38-year-old patient was transferred from the ER with 80% body surface area second or third degree flame burn injuries and third degree burn injuries to his eyelids. The other five men were all patients with flame burn injuries, with 7% to 10% body surface area third degree burns and eyelids involved. All patients were treated with a modified surgical procedure consisting of separation and loosening of the musculus orbicularis oculi between tarsal plate and septum orbital, followed by grafting a large full-thickness skin graft in three days after burn injury. The use of our modified surgical procedure resulted in 100% successful eyelid grafting on first attempt, and all our patients were in good condition at six-month follow-up.

ConclusionsThis new surgical technique is highly successful in treating eyelid burn injuries, especially flame burn injuries of the eyelid.

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Autor: Haiying Liu - Kun Wang - Qigang Wang - Shudong Sun - Youxin Ji

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