Vacuum-assisted closure in the treatment of complex gynecologic wound failures.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND:Complex wound failures are a source of significant morbidity and mortality. They are costly and time consuming to treat, and may evolve into chronic, debilitating conditions. Vacuum-assisted closure is a novel wound healing technique applying subatmospheric pressure to wounds to expedite healing. CASES:We report the successful use of vacuum-assisted closure therapy on three patients on a gynecologic oncology service with complex wound failures of various chronicity. In all cases, vacuum-assisted closure therapy was well tolerated and demonstrated efficacy within 48 hours of initiation. CONCLUSION:We conclude that vacuum-assisted closure therapy should be included in the armamentarium of the gynecologist addressing complex wound failures.

journal_name

Obstet Gynecol

authors

Argenta PA,Rahaman J,Gretz HF 3rd,Nezhat F,Cohen CJ

doi

10.1016/s0029-7844(01)01752-5

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2002-03-01 00:00:00

pages

497-501

issue

3

eissn

0029-7844

issn

1873-233X

pii

S0029784401017525

journal_volume

99

pub_type

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