Acute management of facial burns

Peter Dziewulski, Jorge Leon Villapalos

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Abstract

The face is a unique and vitally important structure in humans and plays an irreplaceable role in human life. The face contains the organs of smell, sight, hearing and taste. It is involved in important physiological functions such as vision, respiration, feeding, and hearing but is also vital in communication, transmitting expressions and emotions, feelings and signifying individual identity. It is a complex structure of skin, muscle, fat, vessels, nerves draped around the facial skeleton. A facial burn can vary from being relatively minor to a severely debilitating and disfiguring injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Burns
Subtitle of host publicationAcute Burn Care, Volume 1
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Wien
Pages291-302
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783709103487
ISBN (Print)9783709103470
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Dziewulski, P., & Villapalos, J. L. (2012). Acute management of facial burns. In Handbook of Burns: Acute Burn Care, Volume 1 (pp. 291-302). Springer-Verlag Wien. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-0348-7_19