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Accidental Trichloroacetic Acid Burn Injuries on Genital Area during Gynecological Procedures
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2021;24(1):18-20
Published online June 1, 2021
© 2021 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

Chong Kun Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Sung Hoon Yu, M.D. and Dong Chul Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Advanced Burn Reconstruction Center, Bundang Jesaeng Hospital, Songnam, Korea
Correspondence to: Dong Chul Kim, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Advanced Burn Reconstruction Center, Bundang Jesaeng Hospital, 20 Seohyeon-ro 180, Songnam 13590, Korea
Tel: 82-31-779-0281, Fax: 82-31-779-5032
E-mail: nevus@naver.com
Received April 16, 2021; Revised April 27, 2021; Accepted May 6, 2021.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
TCA is widely used in cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, tattoo removal, and also in gynecological procedures for managing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. However, storage of high concentration of TCA in a gynecology office is a potential hazard, as it may accidentally cause severe chemical burns. We report a case of deep dermal TCA chemical burn on genital area, which occured accidentally and resulted from misuse of high concentration (90%) of TCA coated vaginal gauze packing dressing during gynecological procedures.
Keywords : Trichloroacetic acid, Chemical burns, Genital burn


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