TECHNIQUES FOR TOTS
Delineating Capillary Malformations in the Operating Suite Using White Eyeliner Pencil
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 28, Issue 6, pages 746–747, November/December 2011
How to Cite
O’Regan, G. M. and Benjamin, L. T. (2011), Delineating Capillary Malformations in the Operating Suite Using White Eyeliner Pencil. Pediatric Dermatology, 28: 746–747. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01545.x
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 19 AUG 2011
Abstract: Delineating the extent of capillary malformations in the operating suite can be challenging because of a variety of physiologic modifiers, including vasodilatation induced by anesthesia, reactive erythema, and filtering of colors with protective laser eyewear. The use of traditional surgical pens to mark the treatment field has limitations; we have found the use of a white eyeliner pencil to delineate lesions a contemporary technique that assists in identifying the target tissue intraoperatively.