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Care of traumatic tattoos associated with gunpowder explosions and blast burns

  • A. M. Baruchin
  • S. Schaf

Abstract

Traumatic tattooing is the embedding of myriad particles driven deeply into the skin. The pigment granules will leave permanent dark blemishes if not removed immediately, and can cause tattoo deformities of such magnitude that the patient’s future life is gravely affected.

Keywords

Weak Local Anaesthetic Pigment Granule Blast Injury Cadaver Skin Secondary Closure 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Baruchin
    • 1
  • S. Schaf
    • 1
  1. 1.The Barzilai CenterAshkelonIsrael

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