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Device Problem Adverse Event Without Identified Device or Use Problem (2993)
Patient Problems Itching Sensation (1943); Local Reaction (2035)
Event Date 01/01/2021
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
Product complaint # (b)(4). Additional information was requested however not received. If further details are received at a later date a supplemental medwatch will be sent. Does the surgeon believe that ethicon products (dermabond prineo, vicryl suture) involved caused and/or contributed to the post-operative complications described in the article? dermatitis, itching, infection, erythemato-edematous and vesicular. Lesion does the surgeon believe there was any deficiency with the ethicon products (dermabond prineo, vicryl suture) used in these procedures? were the cases discussed in this article previously reported to ethicon? if yes, please provide a complaint reference number. This report is related to a journal article; therefore, no product will be returned for analysis and the batch history records cannot be reviewed as the lot number has not been provided. Citation: medicine (2021); 100 (20): e26053. Doi: http://dx. Doi. Org/10. 1097/md. 0000000000026053. Note: events reported on mw# 2210968-2021-06977, mw# 2210968-2021-06978, mw# 2210968-2021-06979, mw# 2210968-2021-06980, mw# 2210968-2021-06981, mw# 2210968-2021-06982, mw# 2210968-2021-06983.
Event Description
It was reported in a journal article title: postoperative contact dermatitis caused by skin adhesives used in orthopedic surgery incidence, characteristics, and difference from surgical site infection authors: sang pil so, md, jae youn yoon, md, ji wan kim, md, phd citation: medicine (2021); 100 (20): e26053. Doi: http://dx. Doi. Org/10. 1097/md. 0000000000026053. The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the incidence, characteristics, and treatment outcomes of contact dermatitis caused by using skin adhesives and differentiate it from ssi. Between march 2018 to june 2020, a total of 143 patients (59 male and 84 female; mean age of 60. 8 years) whose surgical wound was closed using a liquid skin adhesive (dermabond prineo, skin closure system, ethicon) were included in the study. When using the skin adhesive during surgery, the subcutaneous layer was sutured using vicryl sutures (ethicon). Reported complications included: a (b)(6)-year-old female patient had a contact dermatitis with a manifestation of an itchy eczematous lesion around the surgical wound and was treated with local steroid ointment without additional antibiotics. Also, the mesh applied at the surgical wound was removed immediately. The skin lesion resolved after 1 week of treatment. A (b)(6)-year-old male patient had skin infection and contact dermatitis with manifestation of an itchy erythemato-edematous vesicular lesion around his surgical wound on the fourth postoperative week and was prescribed with oral antibiotics for 3 days and a local steroid ointment. The patient¿s pruritis resolved 2 weeks later and the skin lesions resolved after 4 weeks of treatment. A (b)(6)-year-old female patient had contact dermatitis with manifestation of an itchy erythemato-eczematous and papulovesicular lesion around her surgical wound on the fourth postoperative week. After treatment with an antihistamine and local steroid ointment, the skin lesions resolved completely. A (b)(6)-year-old female patient had contact dermatitis with manifestation of an erythemato-edematous and vesicular lesion around her surgical wound on the sixth postoperative week. The mesh over her surgical wound had not been removed, and it was removed immediately. Local steroid ointment application and oral antihistamines were prescribed, and the patient was cured after 6 weeks of treatment. In conclusion, the surgical wound healed in all cases where a skin adhesive was used. However, contact dermatitis occurred in 2. 8% of our patients. Therefore, clinicians should be aware of the risk of skin adhesive-related contact dermatitis and monitor the surgical wound regularly in cases where they are used.
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Manufacturer (Section D)
1000 route 202
raritan NJ 08869
Manufacturer (Section G)
road 183, km. 8.3
san lorenzo
Manufacturer Contact
elba bello
1000 route 202
raritan, NJ 08869
MDR Report Key12271822
MDR Text Key265255968
Report Number2210968-2021-06976
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code OMD
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeKS
PMA/PMN Number
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type foreign,literature
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 07/08/2021
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received08/03/2021
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? Yes
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received07/08/2021
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device?
Type of Device Usage Initial

Patient Treatment Data
Date Received: 08/03/2021 Patient Sequence Number: 1