Anyone here work with a lot of breast biopsy patients?
We have many patients for ultrasound or stereotactic breast biopsies. The techs use steri-strips to close the incision afterwords. Occasionally these patients will call back or come in day 2 or 3 after the procedure with a blister. It is always the same location, the top or bottom of the steri-strip, or sometimes both. The configuration of the strip does not seem to make a difference. We have tried using a "star" type criss-cross, vertically and horizontally placed strips. I have a theory that it is from the weight of the breast dragging downward on the strip, tugging on the skin. I can't think of what else it might be, or how to prevent it. We use an Alcare skin prep under the strip. It is not a contact dermatitis, the blister is only at the top or bottom of the strip.