«Técnica sencilla para la evacuación de los hematomas subcutáneas traumáticas bajo tensión.»
George MR. Chami , Belinda DR. Chami , Edward DR. Hatley and Hossam MR. Dabis
Background Traumatic subcutaneous haematomas are common cases in the accident and emergency department. Occasionally, urgent evacuation is required to prevent skin necrosis.
Methods We 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.
Results The 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.
Conclusions The technique is useful as an urgent and safe procedure in the accident and emergency department setting.
BMC Emergency Medicine 2005, 5:11 doi:10.1186/1471-227X-5-11.