Skin Injury: Interventional Procedure

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Skin Injuries The incidence of radiation injuries is small compared with the number of procedures performed. More than 700,000 interventional procedures are being performed each year (Koenig). Any report that has been made about a skin injury has been reported to the FDA and has been investigated. The reports, usually received contain minimal information regarding the circumstances of the injury. The types of interventional procedures that resulted in reports of skin injuries were: cardiac catheter ablation, catheter placement and shunt placement (Shope). The injuries ranged by erythema to moist desquamation in others and to skin necrosis that required skin grafting. In a 2001 study, 73 cases were reviewed that had resulted in some sort of

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