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    If my physician debrided an area on the chest wall 2.5 by 3.2cm. What percentage of TBS if this.

    I thought it would be 18% no matter what size on the chest?

    Any thoughts on this please,

    Thank you

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    I think the chest and abdomen together are 18%; chest alone would be 9%. We don't do a lot of burns, so not as familiar with these.

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