Postoperative (pressure) alopecia: A case report after orthopedic surgery pediatric and literature review

  • Fernando Galván-Villamarín a. Orthopedics and Traumatology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Hospital Central de la Policía, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Marco Tulio Mahecha-Toro Orthopedics and Traumatology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
Keywords: Alopecia, Postoperative period, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Anesthesia

Abstract

Introduction: Pressure alopecia (PA) is an infrequent entity presented by patients undergoing extensive surgery.

Objective: To report the case of a patient under 14 years of age undergoing orthopedic surgery of the pelvis and femur. Also, we present a review of the literature.

Results: PA has been related to prolonged surgical time and possibly to the continuous pressure generated by head position during the intervention. It is considered a self-limiting adverse effect derived from anesthesia, which is clinically evidenced during the early postoperative period.

Conclusion: Ensuring continuous repositioning of the patient's head during the procedure is the main recommendation for its prevention.

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Galván-Villamarín F, Mahecha-Toro MT. Postoperative (pressure) alopecia: A case report after orthopedic surgery pediatric and literature review. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2015Jul.1 [cited 2021Sep.27];43(3):241-4. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/189

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2015-07-01
How to Cite
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Galván-Villamarín F, Mahecha-Toro MT. Postoperative (pressure) alopecia: A case report after orthopedic surgery pediatric and literature review. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2015Jul.1 [cited 2021Sep.27];43(3):241-4. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/189
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