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Innovations
2022
:2;
116
doi:
10.25259/CSDM_132_2022

Pickaxe and marked hypodermic needle for comedone prick incision

Mukhtar Skin Centre, Katihar Medical College Road, Katihar, Bihar, India
Corresponding author: Muhammed Mukhtar, Katihar Medical College Road, Katihar - 854 105, Bihar, India. drmmukhtar20@gmail.com
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How to cite this article: Mukhtar M. Pickaxe and marked hypodermic needle for comedone prick incision. CosmoDerma 2022;2:116.

PROBLEM

A hypodermic needle prick incision is routinely used to extract the contents of acne comedone and like structures. Pricking the lesion with a needle is simple because it is done using the needle’s tip. However, an incision with the tip is more difficult if it is not vertically aligned with the beveled edge of the needle. In addition, if the plane of the needle’s beveled edge has not been marked before making prick incision, we must pay close attention to it.

SOLUTION

The tip and its beveled edge are bent, to ensure the prick incision is in a vertical plane. The bent in the needle is made with a needle holder. It now resembles a pickaxe needle after being modified. Comedones may be easily pierced and incised with this needle by drawing it up and forward [Videos 1 and 2]. As an alternative, after positioning the beveled edge in the vertical position plane, mark the needle’s hub. As a result, the modified pickaxe or marked needle may be used for simple prick incision without trouble or confusion [Figure 1a and b].

Video 1:Video 1:

Video 1:The pickaxe hypodermic needle is used for prick incision over comedone.

Video 2:Video 2:

Video 2:The pickaxe hypodermic needle is used to prick and extract the comedone.
Figure 1:: (a and b) The beveled and its opposite planes of the needle (18 and 23G).

Declaration of patient consent

Patient’s consent not required as there are no patients in this study.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

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https://doi.org/10.25259/CSDM_132_2022


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