Volume 14

Number 1 January 2024
Role of Plastic Surgery in a Venomous Snake Bite: A Case Report

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47648/jswmc2024v14-01-19

*Poly US, Arju KS, Subah N, Rahman SA, Khondokar S


Snake bite is one of the major cause of accidental morbidity & mortality worldwide. In riverine Bangladesh people of rural areas are mostly affected by snake bite. Majority of bites are caused by non-venomous snake and usually no casualty occurs but in case of venomous snake bite it can cause physical disability even death. Venom can cause local and systemic effect. Acute management is done by medical specialist but some patient develop surgical complication that need to be addressed by a plastic surgeon.

A 43 years old male presented with a wound over dorsum of right hand and right middle finger with exposed MP joint (Metacarpophalangeal). He had history of snake bite 25 days back. Reconstruction done with flap and skin graft. Patient of venomous snake bite need a multidisciplinary team approach including plastic surgeon who take responsibility to restore both form and function.