Deep gluteal grounding pad burn after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair


COD: 2394_24_06_2015_ep Categorie: ,

Paolo Sapienza, Luigi Venturini, Emanuele Cigna*, Antonio V Sterpetti, Daniele Biacchi, Luca di Marzo

Ann. Ital. Chir.Published online (EP) 24 June 2015

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Although skin burns at the site of grounding pad are a known risk of surgery, their exact incidence is unknown. Wefirst report the case of a patient who presented a deep gluteal burn at the site of the grounding pad after an abdomi-nal aortic aneurism repair, the etiology and the challenging treatment required to overcome this complication.