An unusual complication associated with blepharoplasty
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The usual complications associated with blepharoplasty are well known. This report presents a case of second-degree burns of the face which occurred while oxygen was being administered to a patient undergoing blepharoplasty and a heat-producing cautery was being used for hemostasis. A possible cause for the complication is suggested. Surgeons are warned of the potential problem that may occur when this combination of factors are present.
Key wordsBlepharoplasty complication Facial burn
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