B1 Kirjoitus tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Abdominal tattoo can be useful to avoid a midline abdominal incision

Julkaisun tekijät: Velasquez JF, Nele G, Giordano S
Julkaisuvuosi: 2018
Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: JOURNAL OF SURGICAL CASE REPORTS
Lehden akronyymi: J SURG CASE REP
Julkaisunumero: 4
Sivujen määrä: 3
ISSN: 2042-8812

We report a case in which abdominal tattoo margins were modified and used to hide the surgical incision for desmoid tumour removal. Our patient is a 37-year-old female with history remarkable for atrial septal defect closure at the age of ten, but not for previous abdominal surgeries or trauma. A desmoid tumour diagnosis was made upon needle biopsy of the 5 x 4 cm(2) mass confined to the rectus abdominis. Subsequently, tumour was resected with an incision through the tattoo upper margin and abdominal wall was reconstructed with primary fascial closure mesh reinforced. Excision was radical, scar inconspicuous and no incisional hernia, bulging, nor tumour recurrence were detected at 2-year follow-up. This report highlights the fact that an abdominal tattoo might be considered as incision access instead of typical midline incision.

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