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BMC Emergency Medicine

, 5:11

First Online: 13 December 2005Received: 09 May 2005Accepted: 13 December 2005DOI: 10.1186-1471-227X-5-11

Cite this article as: Chami, G., Chami, B., Hatley, E. et al. BMC Emerg Med 2005 5: 11. doi:10.1186-1471-227X-5-11

Abstract

BackgroundTraumatic subcutaneous haematomas are common cases in the accident and emergency department. Occasionally, urgent evacuation is required to prevent skin necrosis.

MethodsWe present a simple and safe technique, based on a principle similar to liposuction to evacuate traumatic subcutaneous haematomas under tension. Instruments readily available in the accident and emergency department are used without the need of general anaesthesia.

ResultsThe technique was performed in six cases without complication such as infection or re-collection of the haematoma under tension. We present two typical scenarios where urgent evacuation was indicated and the technique performed.

ConclusionThe technique is useful as an urgent and safe procedure in the accident and emergency department setting.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-227X-5-11 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

George Chami, Belinda Chami, Edward Hatley and Hossam Dabis contributed equally to this work.

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Author: George Chami - Belinda Chami - Edward Hatley - Hossam Dabis

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