Rare case-series of electrocautery burn following off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Keywords:Electrocautery, Complication, Burn
AbstractWith an increasing number of off-pump coronary artery surgery procedures in high-risk patients with coagulopathy, including renal failure, hepatic failure and anticoagulant drug-using patients, the frequency of related complications such as repeated exploration for bleeding is also increasing. The associated co-morbidity and repeated use of electrocautery in postoperative bleeding leaves patients susceptible to electrocautery ulcers. In this case series, rare cases of cautery burn with unique causative mechanisms are described. © 2013 KUMS, All rights reserved
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