Dermatologic surgery emergencies: Complications caused by systemic reactions, high-energy systems, and trauma

Kira Minkis, Adam Whittington, Murad Alam*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

While the overall incidence of emergencies in dermatologic surgery is low, emergent situations can occasionally pose a risk to patients undergoing such procedures. The clinical importance of several types of emergences related to systemic reactions, high energy systems, and trauma are reviewed, and relevant epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, work-up, management, and prevention are discussed. Early detection of surgical emergencies can mitigate any associated adverse outcomes, thereby allowing the outstanding record of safety of dermatologic surgery to continue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-284
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • anaphylaxis
  • arrhythmia
  • complication
  • dermatologic emergency
  • fire
  • hematoma
  • laser injury
  • lidocaine toxicity
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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