CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2020; 53(01): 144-146
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710403
Case Report

Facial Pressure Ulcers in a COVID-19 50-year-old Female Intubated Patient

Enrico M. Zingarelli
1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, SS.Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo Hospital, Alessandria, Italy
,
Marco Ghiglione
1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, SS.Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo Hospital, Alessandria, Italy
,
Marianna Pesce
1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, SS.Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo Hospital, Alessandria, Italy
,
Ileana Orejuela
1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, SS.Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo Hospital, Alessandria, Italy
,
Silvia Scarrone
2  Operating Theatre Management, SS.Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo Hospital, Alessandria, Italy
,
Renzo Panizza
1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, SS.Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo Hospital, Alessandria, Italy
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Abstract

In case of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), as in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affected patients, the invasive ventilation in prone position can improve the prognosis, albeit with an increased risk of facial pressure ulcers. In this report, we will relate a case of facial pressure ulcers in a SARS-CoV-2 positive 50 year-old woman with the aim to describe the high-complexity management of COVID 19 in which healthcare professionals across the world are still involved.



Publication History

Publication Date:
25 April 2020 (online)

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