Thoracic and Abdominal Escharotomy
This chapter describes the surgical procedure thoracic and abdominal escharotomy. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as that found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: for adequate escharotomy, carrying the incisions of the eschar down to the level of subcutaneous fat.