Event Title

Treatment of Post-burns Cicatrix and Keloids. Our Experience in the Department of Plastic Surgery

Session

Medicine and Nursing

Description

Burn injuries are very frequent in Kosovo, leading to long-lasting physical, functional, aesthetic, psychological and social consequences directly proportional to the time of healing; the longer it takes for the burn wound to heal the more serious are the sequelae. The objectives of the present study are to review the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects of burn patients presenting with post-burn sequelae treated at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pristina, Kosovo, from January 2005 until December 2013.

Matherial and methods. A total number of 275 patients with burns sequelae are included in this study. The following variables were considered: age, sex, anatomical location, pathological types, and surgical procedure.

Results. There were 112 men (40.7%) and 163 women (59.3%), ranging in age from 0 to 67 years (mean age 33.5 years), most of the patients were children 162 (58.9%).Burn contractures were observed in 208(75.6%) patients, hypertrophic scars in 75(27.3%), keloids in 10(3.6%), alopecia in 12(4.4%), syndactily in 18(6.5%), ectropion in 9(3.3%) .

Conclusion. Timely wound closure and the development of an individual programme for surgical treatment of burns sequelae are crucial for optimal outcomes in patients with burns.

Keywords:

burns sequelae, surgical techniques, reconstruction

Session Chair

Xhevat Kurhasani

Session Co-Chair

Valdete Alidema Serreqi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 3:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.310

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Treatment of Post-burns Cicatrix and Keloids. Our Experience in the Department of Plastic Surgery

Pristina, Kosovo

Burn injuries are very frequent in Kosovo, leading to long-lasting physical, functional, aesthetic, psychological and social consequences directly proportional to the time of healing; the longer it takes for the burn wound to heal the more serious are the sequelae. The objectives of the present study are to review the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects of burn patients presenting with post-burn sequelae treated at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pristina, Kosovo, from January 2005 until December 2013.

Matherial and methods. A total number of 275 patients with burns sequelae are included in this study. The following variables were considered: age, sex, anatomical location, pathological types, and surgical procedure.

Results. There were 112 men (40.7%) and 163 women (59.3%), ranging in age from 0 to 67 years (mean age 33.5 years), most of the patients were children 162 (58.9%).Burn contractures were observed in 208(75.6%) patients, hypertrophic scars in 75(27.3%), keloids in 10(3.6%), alopecia in 12(4.4%), syndactily in 18(6.5%), ectropion in 9(3.3%) .

Conclusion. Timely wound closure and the development of an individual programme for surgical treatment of burns sequelae are crucial for optimal outcomes in patients with burns.