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Reconstrução de couro cabeludo após mordedura canina Scalp reconstruction after dog bite

By Jefferson Lessa Soares de Macedo and Simone Correa Rosa

Abstract

OBJETIVO: Avaliar a conduta de reconstrução imediata das mordeduras caninas em couro cabeludo. MÉTODO: Foram avaliados prospectivamente 55 pacientes vítimas de mordedura canina na cabeça, atendidos na emergência do Serviço de Cirurgia Plástica, Hospital Regional da Asa Norte (HRAN, Brasília-DF) de janeiro de 1999 a dezembro de 2001. RESULTADOS: Nove (16,4%) dos 55 pacientes apresentavam lesões extensas de couro cabeludo, dos quais sete eram menores de 10 anos. Nesses nove casos, o tratamento mais utilizado foi a sutura direta (77,8%), seguido pelo enxerto do couro cabeludo avulsionado em 22,2% dos casos. Não houve infecção nos casos estudos. CONCLUSÕES: O fechamento primário das lesões em couro cabeludo após mordeduras caninas mostrou-se seguro.<br>BACKGROUND: Evaluation of the management of immediate scalp reconstruction after dog bites. METHODS: There were 55 victims of dog bites on the head seen on the emergency room of the Plastic Surgery Unit, Hospital Regional da Asa Norte (HRAN, Brasília, DF, Brazil) from January, 1999 through December, 2001. RESULTS: Nine (16.4%) patients had extense injuries on the scalp. From these patients, seven (77.8%) were less than ten years old. The treatment was suture of the lesion of most cases (77,8%). The other cases (22.2%) were treated with graft of the scalp. There was no infection on this series of cases. CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that immediate closure of dog bite injuries to the scalp is safe, either by direct suturing or scap grafting

Topics: Mordedura e picadas, Cães, Couro cabeludo, Reconstrução, Bits and Stings, Dogs, Scalp, Reconstruction, LCC:Surgery, LCC:RD1-811, LCC:Medicine, LCC:R, DOAJ:Surgery, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0100-69912004000100006
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:326c65428dd34d7799fbf0bb025318c1
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