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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64--68

Dermatological changes of amputation stump

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P N Arora

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Dermatological changes of stumps of 174 amputees are presented. The commonest dermatological change recorded at the site of amputation stump was hyperpigmentation in 46 (26.4%) followed by callosities in 32 (18.3%), scaling in 29 (16.7%), cutaneous atrophy in 20 (11.5%), lichenification in 19(10.9%), traumatic ulcer and bacterial infections in 18 (10.3%) each, hypertrophic scar in 14 (8.1%), hypopigmentation and corns in 13 (7.4%) each, verrucous hypertrophy of stump in 12 (6.9%), dermatophytic infection in 5(2.9%), stump oedema and phantom limb in 4 (2.3%) each, intertriginous dermatitis in 3( 1.7%), allergic contact dermatitis (resin) and frictional eczema in 2(1.1%) each. Epidermoid cyst, keloid formation, anaesthesia, gangrene and cutaneous horn were recorded in 1 (0.6%) each. Atrophy (epidermal and derma), anaesthesia, alopecia and elephantiasis of the stump have not been documented in the literature earlier.

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